What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

David White

Indoor shutters can be built for the unique windows in your home. But not all interior shutters are alike. There are a few different types of shutter to choose from, 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 preferred 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 aspects that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats offer a greater view from your window and let more light into your room. Connecting the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical members of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as one.
We provide four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The superior colors on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our exclusive paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and come 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 once a 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 option for Miami.
The sizes for colonial louvers generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Miami. If you’re looking for shutters that exude beauty and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are top pick. And note: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit 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.