Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Kingsport

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other sections of your Kingsport home? 

Innovative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are a few novel 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 
Sure, homeowners install plantation shutters on windows in 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 still easy to clean and durable enough to hold up to your family entering and leaving on a constant basis.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your clothes or food private.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to achieve openness when you have traditional rooms. Functionally, the cutout lets things 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 electric mixers and coffee grinders start clattering around in the kitchen, you can just close the shutters to reduce the noise. Finding closed shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Other Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a TV in Kingsport. 
As you start viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you can begin finding alternative uses for the coverings. For example, for a hanging flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This concept can also apply to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You may even be able to install shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your installer about some alternative 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 To Enhance Your Kingsport Home?

If you’re ready to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just contact us at 276-685-5343or fill out the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and show samples of our product lines of plantation and barn door shutters. 

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