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Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Seattle

December 11, 2019

If you installed plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to clean, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But can you guess the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other sections of your Seattle home? 

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window treatments. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few new ideas for how to incorporate shutters in different ways in your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Seattle 
Plantation shutters have been looked as a ideal window treatment for Seattle, but they are also the optimal covering 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 extremely easy to clean and strong enough to hold up to your family using the door all day long.
Shutters as a closet door 
Plantation 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 clothes or food private.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers during the times you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a passthrough 

There are houses with traditional layouts that will have a passthrough or a cutout between two different rooms. Ideally, the cutout lets dishes and food to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a passthrough can help give you more space by opening up the room just a bit.

Plantation shutters bring some enhancement 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 becomes a bit too rambunctious, you can just shut the shutters to muffle the offending sound. Finding closed treatments also means that the dinner is over! 

Ingenious Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters framing a TV in Seattle. 
The more you think about shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you will start seeing alternative uses for shutters. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This idea may also work well with other treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even want to use shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, ask your shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your Seattle home. They can help you understand your options to bring the benefits of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need A Hand Finding Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Seattle Home?

If you’re inspired to get creative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just give us a call at 360-464-2277 or complete the form below to arrange a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll examine your wants and show samples of our selection of premium shutters.