5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Tyler Jorgensen

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you haven’t decided what to do with them? Are you trying to find a window treatment that controls light and provides privacy? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Oklahoma City not only increases the beauty of your windows, but provides additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to use shutters on your stairwell windows.

Shutters Add Both Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

Exterior face of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows improves your home’s interior and gives extra curb appeal. People seeing your home from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows because they’re taller than other windows and often are in unique shapes. The horizontal lines of the louvers show through the windows and give your home a classy look.

There are a variety of plantation shutters to pick from to highlight your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice and blend well with any fashion. Ovation® wooden shutters add the warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Wooden shutters in tan stairway.

Shutters allow you to control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and offer additional privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on your needs. If your windows are high and hard to reach, you can set the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light stream in and gives extra privacy for household members who are in the upper levels.

Shutters Can Improve Your Energy Efficiency

Polywood plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are classy, but have the downside of being subject to heat loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when closed, lower energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Get Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning rounded window located in round stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it angled, round, or otherwise non-rectangular? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be made to fit any window seamlessly. The shutters can be fit with horizontal louvers, or in a sunburst or fan shape inside the shutter panel so that they’re easy to operate. And your window’s unique shape won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Easy To Maintain

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be accessed with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is easy to maintain and will keep its stylish looks for a lifetime. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over time due to their UV-resistant finish. They’re incredibly durable and will last a lifetime if they’re well maintained.

Shutters are also simple to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in a fixed position, you won’t have to constantly adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More About Why Shutters Are The Perfect Choice For Your Stairwells

Looking for more inspiration for how to use shutters in your stairwells? See the Sunburst Shutters idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as ideas for window treatments to go in other areas of your Oklahoma City house, such as your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options reach out to us at 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!