5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Darren Wong

Do you have large stairwell windows that are uncovered because you’re not sure how to spruce them up? Do you want a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in Honolulu not only increases your windows’ charm, but gives you additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Add Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outdoor facade of stone home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows not only enhances your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are viewing your house from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows because they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ lines show through the windows and give your house a crisp, high-end touch.

There are different types of plantation shutters to select from to go with your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters allow you to control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. With low stairwell windows near a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. With windows that are high and too tall to reach, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also adds privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Large stairwell windows are beautiful, but can be prone to energy loss. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. In comparison to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 17 times as energy efficient.

You Can Purchase Custom Shutters To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters covering arched window located in curved stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be fit with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. That way, you’ll maintain the look of a uniquely-shaped window without it being masked by a rectangular shaped window treatment such as blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells can only be reached by ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is low maintenance and will look stunning for decades. Polywood shutters won’t fade or yellow over time due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also easy to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in a set position, you won’t have to continuously adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are A Good Choice For Your Stairwells

Looking for more ways to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Visit the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as ideas for window treatments for other areas of your Honolulu home, like your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home call us at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!