Other Uses For Shutters Beyond Your Windows in Jacksonville

Kevin McCormack

If you have already hung plantation shutters in your home, you know how easy to maintain, energy-efficient, and striking they are. But can you guess the other ways to use shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other parts of your Jacksonville home? 

Creative homeowners use shutters beyond just window treatments. For us shutter lovers, here are some new ideas for other places to install shutters all over your home.

Use Shutters To Cover Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Jacksonville 
Plantation shutters have been seen as a ideal window covering for Jacksonville, but they are also the perfect treatment for doors. Shutters are an attractive covering for sliding doors and french doors and give wonderful light control, privacy, and energy efficiency. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are extremely easy to clean and strong enough to stand up to your family going in and out all day long.
Shutters as an interior door 
Plantation shutters can also be a nice substitute for otherwise boring interior doors. Change out your doors in pantries, closets, or more with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep your closet contents hidden away.
Shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

Shutters can also be used as an accordion door in pass-throughs between rooms. You can close the panels and louvers when you need privacy, muffle noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Are Handy For Passthroughs And Cutouts

Wood shutters framing out a passthrough 

Occasionally when a home doesn’t have a completely open concept, it will have a passthrough or cutout connecting the kitchen and another room. Ideally, the cutout lets things like food or plates to flow from one room to the next. And a cutout or passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the wall just a little.

Shutters bring some enhancement to your passthrough or cutout. If the passthrough doesn’t have a countertop underneath, the treatments will frame the cutout as if it was a window. When cooking becomes a bit too noisy, you can just close off the shutters to stifle the noise. Closing the treatments also might mean that the dinner is over! 

Other Shutter Uses 

Barn-door shutters outside a TV in Jacksonville. 
The more you look at shutters outside of a window-only covering, you will start thinking up innovative uses for the coverings. For example, if you have a cutout for your flat-screen television, shutters can help hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This concept should also apply to other shutters, like barn door shutters. You may even try to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or bar area. 

If you love your plantation shutters, ask your installer about other uses for shutters in your Jacksonville home. They will help you explore ideas to bring the style of shutters to new areas of your home.

Need Help Choosing Plantation Shutters To Enhance Your Jacksonville Home?

If you’re inspired to get innovative with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters can help. Just call us at or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show you our selection of all our shutters.