Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Dallas

December 11, 2019

If you installed 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? 

Savvy homeowners these days have discovered other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are some novel ideas for how to get more use from interior shutters elsewhere in your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Dallas 
Sure, homeowners install plantation shutters over windows in Dallas, but they are also the perfect covering for doors of all types. Shutters can adequately cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful 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 going in and out all day long.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish option 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

Other uses for shutters are having them act as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

There are homes with conventional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout connecting two different rooms. Ideally, a passthrough or cutout allows things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the wall a little bit.

Shutters offer improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop underneath, the treatments will frame the cutout like a window. When cooking gets a bit too rambunctious, you can just close the plantation shutters to muffle the noise. Closing the shutters also signifies that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Dallas. 
As you start viewing shutters as more than a window covering, you will begin seeing 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 can also transfer over to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You [[may even try to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, ask your installer about some alternative 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.

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If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at 214-301-5066or complete the form below to arrange a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and demonstrate our product lines of all our shutters. 

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