Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you’re not sure how to spruce them up? Are you trying to find a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Adding window treatments such as shutters to your stairwell windows in Miami not only adds to your window’s beauty, but gives you other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outdoor facade of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows adds style to your stairwell and gives extra curb appeal. People seeing your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows because they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The louvers’ horizontal lines can be seen through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are different types of plantation shutters to pick from to match your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters let you control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. With low stairwell windows near a landing, it’s easy to tilt the shutter louvers open or closed, depending on how much light you want. With windows that are high and hard to access, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and provides some privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but don’t forget that they are prone to energy dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when closed, reduce heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Purchase Custom Shutters To Fit Any Style Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating arched window located in spiral stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window seamlessly. You even have different choices within certain window shapes, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be fit horizontally or in a sunburst or fan pattern to either reinforce or contrast the window shape. That way, you can maintain the appeal of a uniquely-shaped window without it being covered by a rectangular shaped window cover like blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window can only be reached by a ladder, then you want a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will look stunning for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant paint. They’re incredibly sturdy and can last decades if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also simple to keep clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a set position, you won’t need to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Looking for more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as inspiration for window treatments to go in other areas of your Miami house, like your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to add new window treatments to your home call us at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!