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Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Indianapolis

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other parts of your Indianapolis home? 

Innovative homeowners use shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few novel ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters all over your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Indianapolis 
Sure, homeowners install plantation shutters over windows in Indianapolis, but they are also the perfect treatment for doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family going in and out on a constant basis.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish option for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out your doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your clothes or food out of sight.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your shutters as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to find a little openness with a traditional floorplan. Functionally, the cutout lets dishes and food to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a cutout or passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the area just a little.

Plantation shutters bring some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as if it was a window. When pots and pans start banging about in the kitchen, you can just close the plantation shutters to reduce the offending sound. Finding closed treatments also might mean that the cook is done for the night! 

Other Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Indianapolis. 
The more you view shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you will begin finding alternative uses for the coverings. For instance, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when the screen is off. This concept should also apply to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You might even try to put in shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your installer about some alternative uses for shutters in your Indianapolis home. They can help you understand your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Shutters To Enhance Your Indianapolis Home?

If you’re ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just contact us at 317-558-9066 or send in the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and show you our selection of plantation and barn door shutters.