What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

Jacob Hayes

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

Let's talk about the different options available for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Kingsport, TN

Plantation Shutters In A Kingsport Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Kingsport are the most desired type of shutters because they bring in the light readily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and emanate beauty both ways.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the attributes that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats give you a greater view from your window and allow more light into the home. Linking all the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as one.
We offer four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sun beats down on them because of our unique baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade from furniture-grade teak and are available in a host of stains to complement your present wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood that was at one time a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Every wood louver is unique, and together they form not only a functional shutter, but a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that carries the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older option for Kingsport.
Their louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Kingsport. When you want shutters that add beauty and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are top pick. And don’t forget: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit clearer now? If you want any help with finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Kingsport home, call Sunburst Shutters Kingsport at 276-685-5343 for a free design consultation today.