What Are The Different Types of Indoor Shutters?

Tyler Jorgensen

Indoor shutters can be built to fit all types and sizes of windows in your house. But not all interior shutters are equal. 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 let in the light readily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and look beautiful no matter if open or closed.
 
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the features that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These larger slats give you more view from your window and bring more light into your room. Connecting the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers in unison.
 
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 
 
Engineered 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 change when the sun beats down on them because of our unique paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
 
Ovation wood shutters 
 
Ovation shutters are teak and come in an array of stains to match your existing wood trim and decor.
 
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
 
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood that was once a part of barns, fences, 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 has 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

Colonial Shutters

 

With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older choice for Austin.
 
Their louver sizes typically 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 add charm and reduce your energy bills, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are top pick. 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.