Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in San Jose

Curtis Orton

If you installed plantation shutters on your windows, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But did you know the other uses for shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can solve some problems in other parts of your San Jose home? 

Savvy homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. For us shutter lovers, here are some new ideas for other places to install interior shutters in different ways in your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in San Jose 
Sure, people love their plantation shutters on windows in San Jose, but they are also the ideal treatment for all types of doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and durable enough to stand up to your family going in and out day in and day out.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a interesting alternative for otherwise drab interior doors. Replace doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-operate louvers can keep your closet contents hidden away.
Plantation shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them installed as an accordion door in large rooms. You just straighten the panels and louvers when you need privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a passthrough 

There are houses with traditional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout between two adjacent rooms. Ideally, the cutout lets things 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 little.

Plantation shutters bring some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop underneath, you can use the shutters to frame the cutout like a window. When pots and pans start making noise in the kitchen, you can just shut the cutout’s shutters to stifle the offending sound. Finding closed shutters also signifies that the kitchen is closed! 

Even More Ways To Use Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in San Jose. 
Once you start envisioning shutters as a versatile covering, you will start thinking up innovative uses for shutters. For instance, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, plantation shutters can effectively hide it from sight when not in use. This idea can also transfer over to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You can even want to put in shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, ask your Sunburst rep about other uses for shutters in your San Jose home. They can help you find ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Help Picking Plantation Shutters To Enhance Your San Jose Home?

If you’re inspired to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters will help. Just give us a call at or fill out the form below to book a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and show samples of our different choices of plantation and barn door shutters.