Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Styles of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Interior shutters can be made to cover different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a number of different styles of shutter to on the market, and different options within those categories with regards to material, louver size, and more.

Let's take a look at the various options available for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your space.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Gainesville, FL

Plantation Shutters In A Gainesville Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Gainesville are the preferred type of shutters because they let in the light readily when open, block the most temperature when closed – and emanate beauty either way.
The wide louvers are one of the attributes that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats offer more view from your window and allow more light into the home. Linking each louver together, the stiles are the firm vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers in unison.
We present you with four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Engineered from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change when the sunlight touches them because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and are available in an array of stains to complement your present wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from repurposed wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Every piece of wood is unique, and together they create a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a streamlined plantation shutter that carries the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a great choice for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older option for Gainesville.
Colonial louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Gainesville. When it comes to shutters that showcase beauty and are energy efficient, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit clearer now? If you could use a partner in finding the best shutter fit for your Gainesville home, call Sunburst Shutters Gainesville at 813-602-5966 for a free design consultation today.