Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be built for all types and sizes of windows in your house. But not all interior shutters are alike. There are a few different kinds of shutter to on the market, and options within those categories with regards to construction, louver size, and beyond.

Let's talk about the different choices available for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Miami, FL

Plantation Shutters In A Miami Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Miami are the favored type of shutters because they allow in the light readily when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty no matter if open or closed.
 
The wide louvers are one of the features that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats offer a greater view from your window and bring more light into your room. Connecting the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical members of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as one.
 
We provide four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
 
Polywood Shutters 
 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The superior colors on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
 
Ovation wood shutters 
 
Ovation shutters are teak and are available in a variety of stains to complement your present wood trim and furniture.
 
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
 
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from wood that was originally part of barns, fences, and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they make not only a functional shutter, but a modern work of art for your windows.
 
 
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that carries the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a perfect choice 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 Miami.
 
Their louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
 
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Miami. If you’re looking for shutters that add charm and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
 
Are the differences in shutters somewhat easier to see now? If you have any more questions on finding the best window treatment fit for your Miami home, call Sunburst Shutters Miami at 305-520-7515 for a free design consultation today.
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