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Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Houston

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other sections of your Houston home? 

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some new ideas for how to get more use from your favorite window treatments elsewhere in your house.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Houston 
While homeowners in Houston ask for plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the optimal treatment for all types of doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family going in and out all day long.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a stylish option for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep the inside of the closet private.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also use your plantation shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You can straighten the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a passthrough 

Sometimes when a floor plan doesn’t have a fully open concept, it still has a passthrough or cutout in between the kitchen and a dining or family room. Functionally, they allow things to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the wall a little bit.

Shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop underneath, your shutters can frame the cutout as a window. When the connected room’s stereo noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just close the plantation shutters to muffle the noise. Finding closed plantation shutters also signifies that the cook is done for the night! 

Other Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Houston. 
Once you start looking at shutters as an all-around window treatment, you should begin thinking up alternative uses for shutters. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This approach may also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can even want to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, ask your installer about other uses for shutters in your Houston home. They can help you understand your options to bring the benefits of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Picking Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Houston Home?

If you’re inspired to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll examine your needs and show samples of our selection of plantation and barn door shutters.