Wood shutters are a window covering known to be sturdy and durable. You can easily access the window by opening the shutter panels. The shutter louvers let you adjust for privacy, light, and temperature. And they bring the natural warmth of wood to your house!
Homeowners can pick from two types of interior wood shutters in Chicago. Stained wood shutters are a traditional choice for shutters. And reclaimed wood shutters are a new shutter product, launched in early 2016.
What is the difference between stained wood shutters and reclaimed wood shutters? And which is a better fit for your windows?
Wooden shutters are built from durable, solid hardwood. Pick from an array of wood stains and paints to match your décor, floor, and furniture.
Plantation shutters made from wood are available in varying louver sizes: 4.5”, 3.5”, and 2.5”. The louver size Chicagoans prefer the most for wood shutters is 4.5”. It gives you the most access to the view, and it’s the easiest to clean.
Adjust your wood shutters for light and privacy using a tilt rod. Shift the wooden louvers toward the ceiling to allow less light in. Shift them open for more brightness and view.
Certified reclaimed wood shutters are a new option for wood shutters in Chicago, brought to you exclusively by Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions. The shutter louvers are constructed from wood that was previously part of fences, barns, and buildings. Bring the beauty of nature into your house with the weathered look of these wood shutters.
Reclaimed wood colors can vary greatly. That’s because of how the elements affect the wood. Colors can include shades of beige, brown, black, and gray. You can see color variations within a single louver, and each shutter panel. And these wooden shutters have marks, holes, and knots that naturally happen in reclaimed wood.
The wood shutter louvers are 3.5” wide. And you can tilt the louvers using a tilt rod.
We’ve installed our fair share of wood shutters over the past 40 years. And we’ve gathered examples of our work into a design gallery for you to view online. Get inspired with wooden shutters, Chicago!