Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Atlanta

December 11, 2019

If you use plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other areas of your Atlanta home? 

Creative homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are some inspired ideas for how to incorporate interior shutters all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Atlanta 
While people in Atlanta ask for plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the optimal covering for doors of all types. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful 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 using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a nice alternative for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out your doors in pantries, closets, or more with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your closet contents out of sight.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them act as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers when you want to create privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to find a little openness when you have traditional rooms. Ideally, a passthrough or cutout allows dishes and food to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the wall a little bit.

Plantation shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, the treatments will frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the connected room’s TV noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just shut the cutout’s shutters to muffle the offending sound. Closing the treatments also signifies that the the cook is done for the night! 

Other Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat-screen TV in Atlanta. 
As you begin envisioning shutters as more than a window treatment, you should start seeing innovative uses for the treatment. For example, for a hanging flat-screen television, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This idea should also apply to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even try to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, ask your installer about some alternative uses for shutters in your Atlanta home. They can help you explore ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need A Hand Picking Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Atlanta Home?

If you’re ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just contact us at 404-962-8517or fill out the form below to arrange a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and show you our selection of plantation and barn door shutters. 

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