Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Kinds of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Interior shutters can be constructed for different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a few different types of shutter to choose from, and options within those categories with regards to construction, louver size, and beyond.

Let's talk about the various options available for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Houston, TX

Plantation Shutters In A Houston Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Houston are the most desired type of shutters because they let in the light readily when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty either way.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the attributes that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers offer a greater view from your window and bring more light into the home. Attaching all the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as one.
We provide four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our unique baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and come in an array of stains to enhance your current wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from repurposed wood that was once a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they create a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that has the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a fantastic 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 alternative for Houston.
Colonial louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Houston. If you’re looking for shutters that showcase beauty and reduce your energy bills, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your top choice. And remember: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you have any more questions on finding the perfect shutter fit for your Houston home, call Sunburst Shutters Houston at 713-853-9629 for a free design consultation today.