Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Styles of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be built to fit the unique windows in your house. But not all interior shutters are equal. There are a number of different types of shutter to choose from, and different options within those categories with regards to construction, louver width, and more.

Let's take a look at the various options available for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Honolulu, HI

Plantation Shutters In A Honolulu Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Honolulu are the preferred type of shutters because they let in the light freely when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and emanate beauty either way.
 
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the features that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats result in a better view out your window and bring more light into the room. Attaching all the louvers together, the stiles are the firm vertical members of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move in unison.
 
We provide four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
 
Polywood Shutters 
 
Fashioned from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The superior colors on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sun beats down on them because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish infused with UV stabilizers.
 
Ovation wood shutters 
 
Ovation shutters are teak and are offered in an array of stains to complement your present wood trim and furnishings.
 
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
 
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a unique work of art for your windows.
 
 
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that conveys the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer 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 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for Honolulu.
 
The sizes for colonial louvers commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
 
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Honolulu. When it comes to shutters that exude elegance and are energy efficient, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are your best choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
 
Are the differences in shutters any clearer now? If you could use a partner in finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Honolulu home, call Sunburst Shutters Honolulu at 808-797-2004 for a free design consultation today.
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