Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Honolulu

Darren Wong

If you installed plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and striking 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? 

Savvy homeowners these days have discovered other uses for shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are a few novel ideas for other places to install interior shutters all over your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Honolulu 
Sure, people love their plantation shutters over windows in Honolulu, but they are also the perfect 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 extremely 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 alternative for otherwise boring interior doors. Replace doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is an easy way to get some openness with a traditional floorplan. Ideally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And they can help open up your decor by opening up the room just a little.

Plantation shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as a window. When electric mixers and coffee grinders start clattering around in the kitchen, you can just shut the shutters to muffle the offending sound. Closed treatments also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

Other Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in Honolulu. 
Once you begin looking at shutters as a versatile window treatment, you can 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 you’re done watching your shows. This concept can also apply to 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 explore your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to new areas of your home.

Need A Hand Finding Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In 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 or complete the form below to arrange a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and show you our product lines of all our shutters.