Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Oklahoma City

Tyler Jorgensen

If you use plantation shutters for your window treatments, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and charming they are. But did you know the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that can help with other areas of your Oklahoma City home? 

Creative homeowners will use shutters beyond just window coverings. If you love plantation shutters, here are a few novel ideas for how to incorporate interior shutters all over your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Oklahoma City 
While homeowners in Oklahoma City ask for plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the ideal covering for all types of doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for 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 durable enough to endure your family using the door on a constant basis.
Shutters as an interior door 
Shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with shutters. The easy-to-use louvers can keep your clothes or food hidden away.
Interior shutters as a room divider for a business
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Other uses for shutters are having them installed as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You just close the panels and louvers anytime you need privacy, filter noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Work Well For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a passthrough 

Some houses with conventional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout in between the kitchen and another room. Ideally, a passthrough or cutout allows things like food or plates to to be passed to the next room without walking around to the door. And a cutout or passthrough can help create a sense of spaciousness by opening up the room just a bit.

Plantation shutters can give some benefits 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 cooking gets a bit too rambunctious, you can just close off the shutters to stifle the offending sound. Closed treatments also might mean that the the cook is done for the night! 

Other Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters outside a flat-screen TV in Oklahoma City. 
As you begin envisioning shutters as more than a window covering, you will start seeing other uses for the treatment. For example, if you have hung your flat-screen TV, shutters can effectively hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This idea should also work well with other treatments, like barn door shutters. You can even want to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your shutters, ask your installer about other uses for shutters in your Oklahoma City home. They will help you explore ideas to bring the style of plantation shutters to every area of your home.

Need A Hand Picking Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Oklahoma City Home?

If you’re inspired to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just contact us at or send in the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and demonstrate our product lines of plantation and barn door shutters.