Sidelight windows next to a front door

Other Uses For Shutters Apart From Covering Windows in Gainesville

December 11, 2019

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 uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other areas of your Gainesville home? 

Creative 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 your favorite window treatments 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 ideal covering for 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 extremely easy to clean and strong enough to stand up to your family using the door day in and day out.
Shutters as an interior door 
Shutters can also be a nice option for otherwise boring interior doors. Replace doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your clothes or food out of sight.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them set up as an accordion door or room divider. You can shut the panels and louvers when you want to create privacy, filter noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

A cutout or passthrough is a novel way to get some openness by creating a window-like opening between rooms. Functionally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And they can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the wall just a little.

Shutters offer improvements to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout 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 becomes a bit too loud, you can just close off the shutters to stifle the noise. Closing the treatments also means that the kitchen is closed! 

Other Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a TV in Gainesville. 
Once you begin viewing shutters as a versatile window treatment, you can begin thinking up other uses for the treatment. 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 treatments, like barn door shutters. You can even want to use shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult 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 every area of your home.

Need Assistance Choosing Shutters To Enhance Your Gainesville Home?

If you’re all set to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just contact us at 813-602-5966or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll examine your goals and show samples of our selection of plantation and barn door shutters. 

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