Those long, thin windows on the sides of your entry door are known as sidelights. And though they can brighten up your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your entrance beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them bare.
What is a fantastic idea is to install plantation shutters on your Minneapolis sidelights.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window covering pairs as well with sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits they offer your front door.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is ringing your doorbell, you probably don’t want them to be able to peer through a thin drape or between your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block your interior from prying eyes, keeping your privacy intact. Simply adjust the louvers and your home is private!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
Many families have that one person who forgets to shut the front door all the way, forcing your furnace or AC to work harder. But you might not think as much about the heat that is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the industry’s most energy-efficient window treatment – and they’re up to 1600% more energy-efficient than typical blinds!
Shutters Are Resilient & Better For Families
If you live with pets or children, they probably look out of the sidelights when they see you get home. Mini blinds can easily get mangled by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pulled to the side so your window can get covered in fingerprints from the little ones. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those problems, since they’re solid enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and everyone can look through them without ever touching the window pane.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
All sidelights are different. Some are smaller than the door, some are the same size as the door, and some may not even be the same shape. So shopping for a set of blinds or drapes that perfectly fits the height of your windows can be a chore. But plantation shutters are custom-built to your exact needs, guaranteeing you a perfect fit with zero hassle.
Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door
Nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a wide array of styles available, we can easily color match to your door style. And nothing compares to the handcrafted, timeless style of shutters in your entryway. Though some window coverings may look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.
Shutters Work With Any Foyer Windows
Blinds and drapes both require a minimum amount of room to install. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have enough space to the side of your sidelights, it may not be possible to put anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no matter what.
Shutters Won’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens or closes, it creates a vacuum that might cause shades and blinds to rattle, sway or even get caught in the door frame. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters go over the glass cutout in my door?
They sure can. If there’s a window cutout on your front door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” which means the only things that are visible those smart louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Sure! We make shutters in a wide array of colors and wood stains, and we can approximate just about any kind of door.
Find Shutters For Your Minneapolis Sidelights
To learn more about the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Minneapolis home, you don’t even have to leave your home. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis, and we’ll come to you with all your window treatment options for your space. Fill out the form below or call 952-856-8130 today to get started!