Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Kinds of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be made for different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are the same. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to on the market, and different options within those styles with regards to material, louver width, and beyond.

Let's talk about the different options available for interior shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Tampa, FL

Plantation Shutters In A Tampa Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Tampa are the favored type of shutters because they let in the light easily when open, keep out the outside temperature when closed – and look beautiful either way.
 
The wide louvers are one of the features that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. The louvers range from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers give you a greater view from your window and let more light into the home. Linking the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as one.
 
We offer four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows perfectly: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
 
Polywood Shutters 
 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won't lose their vibrancy when the sun beats down on them because of our exclusive baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
 
Ovation wood shutters 
 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and are offered in an array of stains to match your existing wood trim and furnishings.
 
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
 
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed wood that was originally part of old buildings, fences and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they form not only a functional shutter, but a beautiful work of art for your windows.
 
 
The newest addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a streamlined plantation shutter that has the same classic style as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a beautiful option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.
 

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older alternative for Tampa.
 
Their louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
 
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Tampa. When you want shutters that add beauty and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And remember: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
 
Are the differences in shutters a little bit easier to see now? If you have any more questions on finding the perfect shutter fit for your Tampa home, call Sunburst Shutters Tampa at 813-580-7288 for a free design consultation today.
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