Those tall, thin windows on the sides of your entry door are called sidelights. And though they can brighten up your entryway, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a fantastic idea is to install plantation shutters on your Honolulu sidelight windows.
Shutters Make Sense For Front Door Sidelights
No window covering pairs as well with sidelights than plantation shutters. These are just some of the perks they’ll give your home.
Shutters Protect Your Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is at your front door, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With shutters in your sidelights, you can completely block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Simply adjust the louvers and your home is yours again!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
Many families have that one person who leaves the door open from time to time, making your AC or heater work overtime. But you might not think as much about the heat that is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and they’re up to 1600% more energy-efficient than typical blinds!
Shutters Are Long Lasting & Better For Families
If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they hear you get home. Mini blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pushed to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters can avoid all of these problems, since they’re strong enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and your family can look all they want without ever touching the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
Sidelights are all different. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So getting a set of drapes or blinds that perfectly matches the size and shape of your windows might not be easy. But plantation shutters are custom-built to your exact needs, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway
Nothing makes a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a wide array of paints and stains available, we can easily color match to your door. And there’s just something special about the expertly crafted, timeless style of shutters in your entryway. Though some window treatments might look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless style.
Shutters Can Go On All Foyer Windows
Blinds and shades both need a certain amount of space to hang. If your front entryway is narrow or you don’t have much space on either side of your window, you might not be able to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum that may cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door jamb. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?
Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your entryway door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not necessarily. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those classic louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can your shutters match the color of my door?
Sure! We build shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Honolulu Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Honolulu home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Honolulu, and we’ll send an expert to your door with all your options for window treatments for your space. Fill out the form below or call 808-797-2004 today to get started!