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What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be designed to cover different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all interior shutters are equal. There are a number of different types of shutter to choose from, and different options within those styles with regards to material, louver size, and beyond.

Let's take a look at the various options available for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Dallas, TX

Plantation Shutters In A Dallas Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Dallas are the most desired type of shutters because they allow in the light freely when open, save on energy when closed – and look beautiful both ways.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers give you more view from your window and allow more light into the room. Linking all the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical members of the shutter panel, that helps the louvers move as a unit.
We provide four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our unique paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade from furniture-grade teak and come in an array of stains to complement your present wood trim and furnishings.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed old wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Every wood louver is unique, and together they form a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a unique work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a classic style plantation shutter that carries the same clean style as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a fantastic option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older choice for Dallas.
Colonial louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Dallas. When it comes to shutters that add elegance and save energy, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters any easier to see now? If you have any more questions on finding the best window treatment fit for your Dallas home, call Sunburst Shutters Dallas at 214-301-5066 for a free design consultation today.