Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Kingsport

Jacob Hayes

If you have already hung plantation shutters on your windows, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other sections of your Kingsport home? 

Innovative homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just window treatments. For us shutter lovers, here are a few new ideas for how to get more use from shutters elsewhere in your house.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Kingsport 

Plantation shutters have been called a classic window treatment for Kingsport, but they are also the optimal covering for doors. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and durable enough to hold up to your family entering and leaving all day long.
 
Shutters as an interior door 

Plantation shutters can also be a nice substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep the inside of the closet private.

Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them installed as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

There are houses with traditional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout connecting two adjacent rooms. Ideally, they allow dishes and food to flow from one room to the next. And they can help give you more space by opening up the area a little bit.

Shutters can give some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, the treatments will frame the cutout as if it was a window. When cooking gets a bit too rambunctious, you can just close the cutout’s shutters to reduce the noise. Finding closed shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a TV in Kingsport. 

The more you look at shutters outside of a window-only covering, you will begin finding other uses for the coverings. For example, for a hanging flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This concept can also work well with other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You may even be able to use shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, talk to your shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your Kingsport home. They can help you understand ideas to bring the style of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Choosing Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Kingsport Home?

If you’re ready to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just give us a call at or fill out the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and demonstrate our product lines of premium shutters.