Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

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? Adding window treatments such as shutters to 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 Have Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outdoor facade of stone home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters not only improves your stairwell, but it also gives extra curb appeal. Others who are looking at your house from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows because they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ lines show through the windows and give your house a classy look.

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 bring the richness of wood into your home. 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. If you have stairwell windows that are low and near a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on your needs. If your windows are high and too tall to reach, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and also adds privacy for family members moving around 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 effective insulators and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to traditional aluminum blinds.

You Can Get 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? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be constructed to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. And your window’s unique shape won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you want a window treatment that is low maintenance and will keep its stylish looks for decades. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t yellow or fade over the years. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last decades if they’re well cared for.

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

Find Out More

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