Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Las Vegas

December 11, 2019

If you use plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But can you guess the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other sections of your Las Vegas home? 

Innovative homeowners will use shutters beyond just covering windows. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few inspired ideas for other places to install interior shutters in different ways in your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Las Vegas 
Sure, homeowners adore their plantation shutters over windows in Las Vegas, but they are also the ideal treatment for all types of doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and dependable enough to hold up to your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as an interior door 
Shutters can also be a stylish option for otherwise drab interior doors. Replace doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your closet contents hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
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You can also use your shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You can straighten the panels and louvers when you want to create privacy, filter noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a passthrough 

There are homes with conventional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout connecting the kitchen and another room. Ideally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And they can help open up your decor by opening up the wall just a bit.

Shutters bring improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop underneath, the treatments will frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the connected room’s TV noise is blaring into the kitchen, you can just close off the plantation shutters to stifle the offending sound. Closing the shutters also signifies that the dinner is over! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Las Vegas. 
Once you begin envisioning shutters as an all-purpose covering, you should begin seeing alternative uses for shutters. For example, for a hanging flat-screen television, shutters can help hide it from sight when the screen is off. This approach may also apply to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You can even try to put in shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your installer about some alternative uses for shutters in your Las Vegas home. They can help you explore ideas to bring the style of shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Plantation Shutters To Enhance Your Las Vegas Home?

If you’re ready to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at 702-850-6619or complete the form below to arrange a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your needs and show samples of our selection of premium shutters. 

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