Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Miami

David White

If you use 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 areas of your Miami home? 

Savvy homeowners use shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are a few inspired ideas for other places to install shutters all over your home.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Miami 
Sure, people ask for plantation shutters on windows in Miami, but they are also the optimal covering for all types of doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still 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 stylish alternative for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep the inside of the closet out of sight.
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 cutout between the kitchen and living room 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to find a little openness by creating a window-like opening between rooms. Functionally, they allow things to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the wall just a bit.

Plantation shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout like a window. When the family room’s TV noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just shut the shutters to reduce the noise. Closing the treatments also means that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat TV in Miami. 
As you begin to perceive shutters as more than a window covering, you can start thinking up alternative uses for the coverings. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen television, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This concept can also apply to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You can even want to put in some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, consult 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 all areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Plantation Shutters For Your Miami Home?

If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just give us a call at or fill out the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show you our product lines of all our shutters.