Miami Entryway & Sidelight Shutters 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 great idea to leave them bare. What is a great idea is to choose plantation shutters for your Miami sidelight windows. Shutters Pair Best with Front Door 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 at your front door, 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 out the view from outside, 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, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat can come through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and they’re up to 1600% more energy efficient than typical blinds! Shutters Are Sturdier & Better for Family Homes If you have pets or children in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights if they [see|hear]57] you get home. Mini blinds can easily be torn through by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your drape 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 Coordinate Sizes All sidelights are different. Some are a fraction of the size of the door, some are the same size as the door, and some aren’t even rectangular. So shopping for a set of shades or drapes that exactly fits the dimensions of your windows might not be easy. But plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, which promises a perfect fit without the headache. Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway 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 foyer. Whereas some window coverings may 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 install. 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 matter what. Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum effect that may 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. Frequently Asked Questions about Sidelight ShuttersWhat types of shutters can be installed on sidelights? Sunburst's Polywood shutters, Ovation natural wood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and Studio Shutters can all be built for 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 sidelight 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 shutters color match with my door? Sure! We make shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can color match just about any style of door you might have. 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!