Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Miami

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other parts of your Miami home? 

Savvy homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are a few inspired ideas for how to incorporate shutters elsewhere in your home.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Miami 
Plantation shutters have been called a perfect window covering for Miami, but they are also the optimal covering for all types of doors. Shutters can fully 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 dependable enough to endure your family going in and out on a constant basis.
Shutters as a door 
Shutters can also be a nice alternative for otherwise boring interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep the inside of the closet hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them act as an accordion door or room divider. You just shut the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, filter noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is an easy way to find a little openness by creating a window-like opening between rooms. Functionally, the cutout lets dishes and food to pass between rooms. And a cutout or passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the wall just a bit.

Plantation shutters bring some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as a window. When the living room’s TV noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just shut the shutters to reduce the noise. Closing the treatments also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

Other Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Miami. 
The more you look at shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you can start thinking up other uses for the coverings. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen television, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This idea should also apply to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You can even be able to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your installer about other uses for shutters in your Miami home. They can help you understand your options to bring the benefits of shutters to every area of your home.

Need Help Choosing Plantation Shutters For Your Miami Home?

If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just contact us at 305-520-7515or fill out the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and show you our selection of all our shutters. 

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