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5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you don’t know what to do with them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that gives added privacy and controls light? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Las Vegas not only increases your windows’ charm, but offers additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Give Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outdoor face of stone home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows not only enhances your stairwell, but it also provides curb appeal. Others who are viewing your home from the outside find themselves viewing your stairwell windows since they’re often in unique shapes and are tall. The louvers’ horizontal lines are visible through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are different types of plantation shutters to select from to highlight your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a classic window treatment and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their interesting knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden plantation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters allow you to control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and near a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how light you want it to be. If your windows are high and hard to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and provides some privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your House’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are elegant, but don’t forget that they are subject to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are energy efficient and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. They’re 1600% more energy efficient than regular aluminum blinds.

You Can Purchase Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in round stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window perfectly. The shutters can be made with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment such as shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be reached with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you should have a window treatment that is low hassle and will look stunning for years. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t fade or yellow over time. They’re extremely sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also easy to keep clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a set position, you won’t have to adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are A Good Choice For Your Stairwells

Want more ideas for how to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Visit the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as ideas for window treatments to go in other areas of your Las Vegas home, such as your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments reach out to us at 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!