Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in New Brunswick

Mike Horn

If you installed 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? 

Creative homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few novel ideas for how to get more use from shutters all over your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in New Brunswick 
Plantation shutters have been looked as a perfect window treatment for New Brunswick, but 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 endure your family entering and leaving all day long.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a stylish 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 clothes or food hidden away.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also set up your shutters as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

Sometimes when a home doesn’t have a fully open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout connecting the kitchen and some other rom. 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 open up your decor 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 underneath, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the connected room’s stereo noise is coming into the kitchen, you can just close off the shutters to reduce the offending sound. Closing the plantation shutters also might mean that the the cook is done for the night! 

Other Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a flat TV in New Brunswick. 
Once you start viewing shutters as an all-around treatment, you should start thinking up alternative uses for shutters. For instance, for a hanging flat-screen television, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This concept should also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can even want 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 understand 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 ready to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just call us at or fill out the form below to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and demonstrate our selection of plantation and barn door shutters.