Other Uses For Shutters Besides Covering Windows in Nashville

Stefano Diotaiuti

If you have already hung plantation shutters in your home, you know how low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and beautiful they are. But can you guess the other ideas for using shutters -- plantation and otherwise -- that will benefit other areas of your Nashville home? 

Innovative homeowners these days have created other uses for shutters beyond just covering windows. For us shutter lovers, here are some new ideas for other places to install interior shutters all over your house.

Shutters Can Cover Your Doors

[Polywood|Plantation|Interior ]211] shutters on a sliding glass door in Nashville 

While homeowners in Nashville love their plantation shutters on their windows, they are also the optimal treatment for doors. Shutters can fully cover sliding doors and french doors and offer optimal light control, privacy, and temperature control. Plantation shutters like our Polywood® shutters are still easy to clean and strong enough to endure your family going in and out day in and day out.
Shutters as a closet door 

Plantation shutters can also be a stylish substitute for otherwise drab interior doors. Change out your doors in bedroom closets, coat closets, linen closets, pantries, and more with plantation shutters. The shutters easily swing open and closed to keep the inside of the closet hidden away.

Interior shutters as a room divider for a showroom
Photo courtesy of Room Resolutions

You can also set up your plantation shutters as an accordion door in large rooms. You can straighten the panels and louvers anytime you want to create privacy, block noise, or block drafts. 

Shutters Can Help With Passthroughs And Cutouts

Interior shutters framing out a cutout between the kitchen and living room 

Sometimes homes with traditional layouts that will use a passthrough or a cutout between two adjacent rooms. Functionally, a passthrough or cutout allows things to pass between rooms. And a cutout or passthrough can help open up your decor by opening up the area a little bit.

Shutters offer some benefits to your passthrough or cutout. If it doesn’t have a countertop on the bottom lip, your shutters can frame the cutout as if it was a window. When plates and dishes start making noise in the kitchen, you can just close the plantation shutters to muffle the offending sound. Closing the treatments also signifies that the the cook is done for the night! 

Even More Uses For Shutters 

Barn-door shutters framing a TV in Nashville. 

The more you view shutters outside of a window-only treatment, you will begin seeing other uses for the treatment. For example, for a hanging flat-screen TV, shutters can help hide it from sight when you’re done watching your shows. This idea should also transfer over to other treatments, like barn door shutters. You might even want to use some shutters as doors on a cabinet or storage shelf. 

If you love your plantation shutters, talk to your Sunburst rep about some inventive uses for shutters in your Nashville home. They can help you understand ways to bring the advantages of plantation shutters to all areas of your home.

Need Help Choosing Plantation Shutters For An Innovative Use In Your Nashville Home?

If you’re all set to get inventive with shutters in your home, Sunburst Shutters is here to help. Just call us at or send in the form below to book a no-cost in-home consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and show you our product lines of premium shutters.