The long, skinny windows on either side of your front door are called sidelights. And while they can brighten up your entryway, give you a great view onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them bare.
What is a fantastic idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Miami sidelight windows.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window covering pairs as well with sidelights than plantation shutters. These are just some of the benefits they offer your front door.
Shutters Give You More Privacy
If a door to door salesman or stranger is ringing your doorbell, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer through a thin drape or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. Simply adjust the louvers and your privacy is preserved!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably leaves the door open from time to time, making your HVAC system work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and they’re up to 1600% more energy-efficient than typical blinds!
Shutters Are Resilient & Better For Family Homes
If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they hear a car pull in the driveway. Mini blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pulled to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights can avoid all of these issues, since they’re sturdy enough to handle even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look through them without having to touch the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Size
All sidelights are different. Some are smaller than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So shopping for a set of blinds or curtains that exactly fits the height of your windows might not be easy. But plantation shutters are custom-built to your exact needs, which promises a perfect fit without the headache.
Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door
Few things make a better impression in your foyer than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a great selection of colors available, we can seamlessly color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, classic look of shutters in your entryway. Whereas some window coverings might look chintzy or cheap, shutters are a sure bet for timeless style.
Shutters Work With Any Entryway Windows
Blinds and shades both require a minimum amount of space to put in. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have enough space on either side of your sidelights, it might be impossible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens, it creates a vacuum effect that might make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door itself. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters be installed on the glass pane in my door?
Yes. If there’s a window cutout on your entryway door, we can install a custom shutter frame around it.
Do my shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not necessarily. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so the only things that are visible those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?
Absolutely! We make shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Miami Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Miami home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Miami, and we’ll come to you with all your window treatment options for your foyer. Use the form below or call 305-520-7515 today to get started!