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Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Washington DC

December 11, 2019

If you have already hung plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other areas of your Washington DC home? 

Savvy homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are a few inspired ideas for how to incorporate your favorite window treatments all over your home.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Washington DC 
Plantation shutters have been called a ideal window covering for Washington DC, but they are also the perfect covering for doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for 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 stand up to your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your closet contents private.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers during the times you want to create privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a passthrough 

Occasionally when a house doesn’t have a completely open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout between the kitchen and some other rom. Functionally, they allow things to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the area just a bit.

Shutters can give improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as if it was a window. When cooking sounds a bit too noisy, you can just close the plantation shutters to muffle the noise. Finding closed shutters also might mean that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters around a TV in Washington DC. 
As you begin viewing shutters as more than a window treatment, you can begin seeing alternative uses for shutters. For example, for a hanging flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can help hide it from sight when the screen is off. This concept may also work well with other shutters, like barn door shutters. You might even be able to use shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, consult your shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your Washington DC home. They can help you find ways to bring the advantages of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Assistance Choosing Shutters To Enhance Your Washington DC Home?

If you’re inspired to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just give us a call at 240-339-2588 or fill out the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your goals and demonstrate our product lines of all our shutters.