Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in New Brunswick

December 11, 2019

If you use plantation shutters on your windows, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But can you guess the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other areas of your New Brunswick home? 

Savvy homeowners use shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few novel ideas for how to get more use from your favorite window treatments all over your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in New Brunswick 
While people in New Brunswick ask for plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the ideal covering for all types of doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are very easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family entering and leaving on a constant basis.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a nice alternative for otherwise drab interior doors. Replace doors in closets, nooks, or pantries with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your closet contents out of sight.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, filter noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to achieve openness when you have traditional rooms. Ideally, a passthrough or cutout allows things like food or plates to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a cutout or passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the wall just a bit.

Shutters can give some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as if it was a window. When pots and pans start making noise in the kitchen, you can just close the cutout’s shutters to reduce the offending sound. Closed plantation shutters also might mean that the the cook is done for the night! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a flat-screen TV in New Brunswick. 
The more you view shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you should start thinking up other uses for the treatment. For instance, for a hanging flat-screen television, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when not in use. This concept should also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can even be able to install some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your Sunburst rep about some inventive uses for shutters in your New Brunswick home. They can help you explore ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Help Picking Plantation Shutters To Enhance Your New Brunswick Home?

If you’re all set to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at 732-301-6168or complete the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and demonstrate our product lines of plantation and barn door shutters. 

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