Those long, thin windows on either side of your entry door are known as sidelights. And while they can brighten up your entryway, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your home beautifully, it’s not a great idea to leave them bare.
What is a great idea is to install plantation shutters on your Kingsport sidelight windows.
Shutters Pair Best With Front Door Sidelights
No window treatment works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits they offer your home.
Shutters Give You More Privacy
If a salesperson or stranger is at your front door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is peer through a thin curtain or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. Just tilt the louvers and your home is yours again!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably forgets to shut the front door all the way, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters!
Shutters Are Resilient & Better For Families
If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights if they see a car pull in the driveway. Flimsy blinds can easily get mangled by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the little ones. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re sturdy enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and the kids can look through them without having to touch the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
All sidelights are different. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, some are the same size as the door, and some may not even be the same shape. So finding a set of blinds, shades, or drapes that exactly fits the dimensions of your windows might not be easy. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made for your windows, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway
Almost nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than matching your sidelights to your door. With a great selection of paints and stains available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And nothing compares to the handcrafted, timeless look of shutters in your foyer. While some window coverings might look gaudy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless style.
Shutters Can Go On All Foyer Windows
Blinds and shades both need a certain amount of space to install. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have a certain amount of space to the side of your sidelights, it may not be possible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum effect that might cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get caught in the door itself. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters be installed on the glass cutout in my door?
Absolutely. If there’s a window cutout on your entryway door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those classic louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can your shutters match the color of my door?
Absolutely! We make shutters in a wide array of paint colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Kingsport Sidelights
To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Kingsport home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Set up a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Kingsport, and we’ll come to you with all your window treatment options for your space. Use the form below or call 276-685-5343 today to get started!