5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

David White

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you’re not sure what to do with them? 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 view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only enhances your home’s interior, but it also gives extra curb appeal. People seeing your house from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows because they’re often tall and in interesting shapes. The horizontal lines of the louvers are visible through the windows and give your home a classy look.

There are different types of plantation shutters to pick from to match your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters allow you to control the light streaming in from your stairwell windows and also provide 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. If your windows 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 moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are beautiful, but may also be subject 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 adorning arched window located in round stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be covered by a rectangular window treatment like blinds or shades.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be reached with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is low hassle and will look stunning for years. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over their lifetime. 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 continuously adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Looking for more inspiration for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Check out the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as inspiration for window treatments to go in other areas of your Miami house, like your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments contact us at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!