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Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Virginia Beach

December 11, 2019

If you use plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other areas of your Virginia Beach home? 

Savvy homeowners will use shutters beyond just window treatments. For us shutter lovers, here are a few inspired ideas for other places to install interior shutters elsewhere in your house.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Virginia Beach 
Plantation shutters have been called a perfect window covering for Virginia Beach, but they are also the ideal treatment for doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and dependable enough to endure your family entering and leaving day in and day out.
Shutters as a door 
Plantation shutters can also be a nice substitute for otherwise plain interior doors. Change out doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your closet contents out of sight.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also install your shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You can straighten the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, muffle noise, or stop drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

A cutout or passthrough is an easy way to get some openness with a traditional floorplan. Ideally, they allow dishes and food to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the room just a bit.

Shutters can give some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop associated with it, the treatments will frame the cutout like a window. When cooking gets a bit too loud, you can just close the shutters to muffle the noise. Closing the plantation shutters also means that the cook is done for the night! 

Ingenious Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a flat-screen TV in Virginia Beach. 
Once you begin looking at shutters as an all-purpose treatment, you should begin seeing innovative uses for shutters. For instance, for a hanging flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This concept may also apply to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You may even want to use shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your shutters, ask your shutter rep about other uses for shutters in your Virginia Beach home. They can help you understand ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need A Hand Finding Shutters To Enhance Your Virginia Beach Home?

If you’re ready to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just contact us at 757-210-6448 or complete the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll listen to your wants and show samples of our different choices of plantation and barn door shutters.