Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be built to cover all types and sizes of windows in your home. But not all interior shutters are the same. There are a number of different styles of shutter to available, and different options within those categories with regards to construction, louver width, and beyond.

Let's take a look at the various choices you have for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your space.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Atlanta, GA

Plantation Shutters In A Atlanta Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Atlanta are the preferred type of shutters because they let in the light readily when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty both ways.
The wide 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 give you a better view out your window and allow more light into the home. Connecting each louver together, the stiles are the rigid vertical parts of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as one.
We provide four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered 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 sunlight touches them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and are available in a variety of stains to match your existing furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood that was originally part of fences, barns and other structures. Each wood louver is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that conveys the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a perfect choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older choice for Atlanta.
Colonial louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Atlanta. When it comes to shutters that exude elegance and save energy, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are top pick. And remember: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters any easier to see now? If you want any help with finding the perfect shutter fit for your Atlanta home, call Sunburst Shutters Atlanta at 404-962-8517 for a free design consultation today.