Indianapolis Entryway & Sidelight Shutters

Indianapolis foyer shutters


Those tall, thin windows on the sides of your front door are called sidelights. And though they can brighten up your foyer, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them uncovered.

What is a fantastic idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Indianapolis home’s sidelight windows.

Shutters Make Sense for Sidelights

No window treatment works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits waiting for your home.

Shutters Offer More Privacy

If a solicitor or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin curtain or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can completely block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is private!

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Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable

At least one member of your family probably forgets to shut the front door all the way, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and they’re up to 1600% more energy efficient than typical blinds! 

Shutters Are Sturdier & Better for Family Homes

If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights when they [see|hear]57] a car pull in the driveway. Flimsy blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and you probably don’t want your drape pulled to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and your family can look through them without having to touch the glass.

Indianapolis foyer door with shutters 

Shutters Are Easier to Coordinate Sizes

All sidelights are different. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So finding a set of shades or drapes that exactly matches the length of your windows might not be easy. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom-built for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the hassle.

Shutters Look Better In Your Foyer

Nothing makes a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a variety of paints and stains available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, classic look of shutters in your entryway. Though some window treatments can look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.

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Shutters Work With Any Foyer Windows

Blinds and drapes both need a certain amount of room to put in. If your front entryway is narrow or you don’t have much space to the side of your sidelights, it might be impossible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.

Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them

When your door opens, it creates a vacuum effect that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get caught in the door jamb. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.

Sidelight Shutter FAQs

What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Our Polywood shutters, Ovation natural wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters are all offered for sidelights. 

Can shutters be installed on the glass cutout in my door?

Absolutely. If there’s a window cutout on your front door, we can install a custom shutter frame on it.


Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?

Not in all cases. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means all you’ll be able to see are those smart louvers whether they’re open or shut.


Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?

Sure! We offer shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any kind of door.


Find Shutters for Your Indianapolis Sidelights

To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Indianapolis home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your space. Use the form below or call 317-558-9066 today to get started!