Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Atlanta

Dan Taylor

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

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are some inspired ideas for other places to install interior shutters all over your house.

Use Shutters To Cover 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. 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 an interior door 
Shutters can also be a stylish alternative for otherwise drab interior doors. Replace doors in pantries, closets, or more with shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your shutters as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers when you want to create privacy, block noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is an easy way to find a little openness when you have traditional rooms. Ideally, a passthrough or cutout allows things to flow from one room to the next. And a passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the room just a little.

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 cooking gets a bit too noisy, you can just shut the shutters to muffle the offending sound. Closing the treatments also signifies that the kitchen is closed! 

Other Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a flat-screen TV in Atlanta. 
The more you view shutters outside of a window-only 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 work well with other shutter products, 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 shutter rep about some alternative uses for shutters in your Atlanta home. They can help you understand 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 or complete the form below to arrange a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show you our selection of premium shutters.