Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

If you have already hung plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But can you guess the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other parts of your Colorado Springs home? 

Creative homeowners use shutters beyond just window coverings. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few inspired ideas for how to incorporate shutters in different ways in your home.

Shutters Can Hide Your Sliding Glass Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Colorado Springs 
Sure, people ask for plantation shutters over windows in Colorado Springs, but they are also the ideal treatment for doors of all types. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and can give you light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and strong enough to hold up to your family using the door all day long.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a nice substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Replace doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep the inside of the closet out of sight.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them act 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 Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a room's passthrough 

Sometimes when a floor plan doesn’t have a fully open concept, there is a passthrough or cutout between the kitchen and some other rom. Ideally, 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 open up your decor by opening up the wall just a bit.

Plantation shutters can give some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If the cutout doesn’t have a countertop underneath, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout as if it was a window. When the connected room’s stereo noise is encroaching into the kitchen, you can just close off the plantation shutters to stifle the noise. Closed shutters also might mean that the dinner is over! 

Other Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters around a flat-screen TV in Colorado Springs. 
The more you view shutters outside of a window-only covering, you will begin seeing other uses for shutters. For example, for a hanging flat-screen TV, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This idea can also work well with other shutter products, like barn door shutters. You might even want to install shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your shutters, consult your installer about some alternative uses for shutters in your Colorado Springs home. They will help you explore ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

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