Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be built for all types and sizes of windows in your house. But not all interior shutters are alike. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to available, and different options within those styles with regards to construction, louver size, and more.

Let's look at the different options you have for interior shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Indianapolis, IN

Plantation Shutters In A Indianapolis Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Indianapolis are the favored type of shutters because they bring in the light freely when open, save on energy when closed – and look beautiful both ways.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats result in more view from your window and let more light into your room. Linking each louver together, the stiles are the solid vertical members of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as a unit.
We present you with four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and come in an array of stains to match your existing wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed old wood that was once a part of fences, barns and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they make not only a functional shutter, but a modern work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a builder-grade plantation shutter that carries the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Indianapolis.
Their louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Indianapolis. When it comes to shutters that exude charm and save energy, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are your best choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit clearer now? If you have any more questions on finding the perfect shutter fit for your Indianapolis home, call Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis at 317-558-9066 for a free design consultation today.