What Are The Different Kinds of Interior Shutters?

Matt Thelander

Indoor shutters can be constructed to fit different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to available, and different options within those styles with regards to construction, louver size, and beyond.

Let's talk about the different options you have for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your space.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Salt Lake City, Utah

Plantation Shutters In A Salt Lake City Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Salt Lake City are the favored type of shutters because they bring in the light easily when open, block the most temperature when closed – and exude elegance either way.
 
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the attributes that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. The louver sizes range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats result in more view from your window and let more light into your room. Connecting the louvers together, the stiles are the firm vertical members of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move in unison.
 
We present you with four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
 
Polywood Shutters 
 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t warp, split, crack, or chip. The superior colors 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 built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are available in an array of stains to enhance your current wood trim and furniture.
 
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
 
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed old wood that was at one time a part of fences, barns and other structures. Each wood louver is unique, and together they create a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a unique work of art for your windows.
 
 
The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a basic plantation shutter that carries the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a perfect choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.
 

Traditional Colonial Shutters

Colonial Shutters

 

With the traditional look of smaller louvers, colonial shutters are an older option for Salt Lake City.
 
The sizes for colonial louvers commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
 
Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Salt Lake City. When it comes to shutters that exude elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their energy efficiency and large louvers – are your top choice. And don’t forget: larger louvers are a piece of cake to clean and adjust.
 
Are the differences in shutters any clearer now? If you have any more questions on finding the best shutter fit for your Salt Lake City home, call Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City at 801-515-3598 for a free design consultation today.