What Are The Different Styles of Indoor Shutters?01/20/2017Cory Cryer Interior shutters can be made to fit different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a few different kinds of shutter to choose from, and options within those styles with regards to construction, louver size, and beyond. Let's take a look at the various choices available for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your house. Interior Plantation Shutters In Houston, TX 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 both ways. The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the attributes that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats offer a greater view from your window and bring more light into the home. Attaching all the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical members of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as one. We offer four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®, Ovation® wood, Reclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters. Made 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 when the sun beats down on them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers. Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and come in an array of stains to match your existing wood trim and decor. Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood that was originally part of fences, barns and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they form 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 conveys 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 If you want 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 charm and reduce your energy bills, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your top choice. And remember: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust. Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you want any help with finding the perfect shutter fit for your Houston home, call Sunburst Shutters Houston at 713-853-9629 for a free design consultation today.