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What Are The Different Kinds of Indoor Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Interior shutters can be constructed to cover different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to on the market, and different options within those categories with regards to material, louver size, and more.

Let's talk about the different choices you have for indoor shutters, and how each one can benefit your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Minneapolis, MN

Plantation Shutters In A Minneapolis Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in Minneapolis are the most desired type of shutters because they let in the light easily when open, block the most temperature when closed – and emanate beauty no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the attributes that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers offer a greater view from your window and allow more light into the home. Connecting the louvers together, the stiles are the solid vertical parts of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as one.
We provide four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Fashioned from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The superior colors on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and come in a host of stains to complement your present wood trim and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from wood that was once a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they create not only a functional shutter, but a unique work of art for your windows.
The newest addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a streamlined plantation shutter that has the same clean style as our Polywood shutters. With a few less add-ons than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a fantastic choice for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older choice for Minneapolis.
Colonial louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We can’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Minneapolis. When it comes to shutters that exude charm and are energy efficient, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters have the 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 any clearer now? If you want any help with finding the best window treatment fit for your Minneapolis home, call Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis at 952-856-8130 for a free design consultation today.