Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Gainesville

Eric Ramsey

If you installed plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other parts of your Gainesville home? 

Savvy homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. If you love plantation shutters, here are some inspired ideas for how to get more use from shutters elsewhere in your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Gainesville 
While homeowners in Gainesville ask for plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the perfect covering for doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family using the door day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 
Shutters can also be a nice option for otherwise boring 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.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers when you want to create privacy, filter noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a passthrough 

Sometimes when a floor plan doesn’t have a fully open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout in between the kitchen and another room. Functionally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the wall just a little.

Shutters can give some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When electric mixers and coffee grinders start clattering around in the kitchen, you can just close off the shutters to stifle the noise. Closing the shutters also means that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a TV in Gainesville. 
Once you begin viewing shutters as an all-around treatment, you will begin thinking up other uses for shutters. For example, for a hanging flat-screen television, shutters can help hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This approach should also apply to other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You can even want to install shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, talk to your installer about some inventive uses for shutters in your Gainesville home. They can help you find ideas to bring the style of shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Assistance Finding Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Gainesville Home?

If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just contact us at or complete the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and demonstrate our product lines of premium shutters.