Stairwell shutters

5 Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

July 25, 2016

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you’re not sure what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Austin not only enhances your windows’ charm, but provides additional benefits, also. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Have Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

Exterior view of brick home with plantation shutters 

Installing shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your interior space and gives extra curb appeal. People seeing your home from the outside have their eyes drawn to your stairwell windows since they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ horizontal lines show through the windows and give your house a classy look.

There are many plantation shutters to pick from to go with your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters give an organic feel and add texture with their knots and grooves.

Shutters Let You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters let you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also provide privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and just above a landing, simply adjust the shutter louvers by tilting them open or closed, depending on how light you want it to be. With windows that are high and hard to access, you can have the louvers set in a horizontal position that lets light come through and also provides some privacy for household members moving around the upper levels.

Shutters Can Increase Your Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Big stairwell windows are elegant, but may also be prone to heat loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by up to 45%. In comparison to regular aluminum blinds, Polywood shutters are 1600% more energy efficient.

You Can Purchase Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in spiral stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Don’t fear if your window isn’t a standard shape, as Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window seamlessly. You even have different choices within specific window styles, such as with round windows where the louvers can either be fit horizontally or in a fan or sunburst arrangement to either accentuate or contrast the window shape. And your window’s unique shape won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells can only be reached with a ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is low maintenance and will keep its stylish looks for years. Polywood shutters won’t fade or yellow over the years due to their UV-resistant paint. They’re extremely durable and will last decades if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also a good option for stairwells because they’re easy to clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in one position, you won’t have to continuously adjust them for light or privacy.

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

Ready for more ways to utilize shutters in your stairwells? Check out our idea gallery for more inspiration for the windows in your stairwell as well as ideas for window treatments for other areas of your Austin home, including your kitchen, dining room, or bedrooms. Then when you’re ready to talk about your window options reach out to us at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!