What Are The Different Kinds of Indoor Shutters?

George Christ

Interior shutters can be made to cover different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a number of different types of shutter to choose from, and different options within those categories with regards to material, louver size, and more.

Let's take a look at 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 allow in the light freely 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 attributes that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats offer a greater view from your window and allow more light into the home. Linking the louvers together, the stiles are the rigid vertical parts of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move 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 when the sun beats down on them because of our unmatched baked-on paint finish with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and are available in a host of stains to complement your present wood trim and furnishings.
 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 option for Minneapolis.
Colonial louver sizes generally range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in Minneapolis. If you’re looking for shutters that exude beauty and are energy efficient, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are top pick. And remember: larger louvers are easier 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.