Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Honolulu

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other areas of your Honolulu home? 

Creative homeowners these days have discovered other uses for shutters beyond just window treatments. For us shutter lovers, here are a few new ideas for how to incorporate interior shutters all over your home.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Honolulu 
Plantation shutters have been looked as a perfect window covering for Honolulu, but they are also the ideal covering for all types of doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and dependable enough to hold up to your family entering and leaving day in and day out.
Shutters as a door 
Shutters can also be a interesting option for otherwise boring interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them set up as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

Sometimes when a home doesn’t have a fully open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout connecting the kitchen and another room. Ideally, they allow things like food or plates to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the room just a little.

Plantation shutters bring some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout like a window. When the family room’s television noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just shut the cutout’s shutters to reduce the offending sound. Closing the shutters also means that the the cook is done for the night! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in Honolulu. 
As you begin envisioning shutters as more than a window treatment, you will begin seeing innovative uses for the coverings. For instance, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This idea can also work well with other shutters, like barn door shutters. You might even want to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

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

Need A Hand Finding Plantation Shutters To Enhance Your Honolulu Home?

If you’re ready to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just give us a call at 808-797-2004or complete the form below to arrange a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and show you our selection of all our shutters. 

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