Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Dallas

Collins Jones

If you use plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other sections of your Dallas home? 

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are some novel ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters all over your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

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

While homeowners in Dallas adore their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the ideal 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 strong 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 nice alternative for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your clothes or food hidden away.

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

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

There are homes with conventional layouts that will have a passthrough or a cutout connecting two different rooms. Functionally, a passthrough or cutout allows things like food or plates to pass between rooms. And a cutout or passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the room a little bit.

Shutters can give improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, the treatments will frame the cutout like a window. When cooking gets a bit too noisy, you can just close the plantation shutters to reduce the noise. Closed treatments also signifies that the the cook is done for the night! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Dallas. 

The more you look at shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you can begin finding alternative uses for the coverings. For instance, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when not in use. This approach should also transfer over to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You may even try to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, ask your shutter rep about some inventive uses for shutters in your Dallas home. They can help you explore ideas to bring the style of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need A Hand Picking Plantation Shutters For Your Dallas Home?

If you’re ready to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just call us at or fill out the form below to arrange a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and show samples of our product lines of all our shutters.