Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be built to fit all types and sizes of windows in your home. But not all interior shutters are alike. There are a number of different styles of shutter to available, and different options within those categories with regards to construction, louver size, and more.

Let's talk about the various choices available for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Austin, TX

Plantation Shutters In A Austin Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Austin are the favored type of shutters because they allow in the light readily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and look beautiful no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the features that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats give you a better view out your window and bring more light into the room. Connecting the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as a unit.
We provide four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom built to fit your windows seamlessly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t crack, split, warp, or chip. The beautiful paint on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sun beats down on them because of our exclusive paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are teak and are available in an array of stains to enhance your current wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from repurposed old wood that was originally part of fences, barns and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a beautiful work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that conveys the same clean style as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older option for Austin.
Their louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are preferred in Austin. When it comes to shutters that exude beauty and reduce your energy bills, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters are made with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And remember: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you could use a partner in finding the best window treatment fit for your Austin home, call Sunburst Shutters Austin at 512-549-6077 for a free design consultation today.