5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Darik Neilson

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you don’t know how to spruce them up? 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 enhances your home’s interior and gives extra curb appeal. Others who are looking at your home from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The horizontal lines of the louvers 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 style and décor. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their unique knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden plantation shutters in tan staircase.

Shutters allow you to control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If you have stairwell windows that 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. With windows that are high and hard to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and gives extra privacy for family members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are elegant, but may also be prone to heat dissipation. Plantation shutters are effective insulators and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. When compared to normal aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 17 times as energy efficient.

Shutters Can Be Customized 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? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window seamlessly. You even have different options within different window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be built horizontally or in a sunburst or fan style to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment such as shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

If your stairwell window is only accessible by a ladder, then you should have a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will look stunning for a lifetime. Polywood shutters are coated with a UV-resistant paint so that they won’t fade or yellow over their lifetime. 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 one 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

Looking for 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, including your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. 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!