What Are The Different Kinds of Interior Shutters?01/20/2017Richard Rampton Indoor shutters can be made for different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are equal. There are a few different kinds of shutter to on the market, and options within those categories with regards to construction, louver size, and beyond. Let's talk about the different choices available for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your home. Interior Plantation Shutters In Chicago, IL Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions Plantation shutters in Chicago are the most desired type of shutters because they bring in the light easily when open, save on energy when closed – and emanate beauty no matter if open or closed. The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the aspects that make plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats give you more view from your window and bring more light into the home. Linking the louvers together, the stiles are the firm vertical pieces of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move as a unit. We offer four premium types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted to fit your windows just right: Polywood®, Ovation® wood, Reclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters. Fashioned 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 fade or change when the sunlight touches them because of our unmatched paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers. Ovation shutters are handmade with solid teak and are available in a variety of stains to enhance your current wood trim and furniture. Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from repurposed old wood that was at one time a part of fences, barns and other structures. Each piece of wood is unique, and together they make a shutter that’s not only functional, but also a unique work of art on your windows. The most recent addition to the Sunburst line, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that has the same clean look as our Polywood shutters. With slightly fewer options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a fantastic option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings. Traditional Colonial Shutters If you want smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older choice for Chicago. Colonial louver sizes commonly range from 0.75” to 1.25”. Between us, plantation shutters are the preferred type of shutter in Chicago. If you’re looking for shutters that add elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size matters. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – with their larger louvers and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust. Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you want any help with finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Chicago home, call Sunburst Shutters Chicago at 847-250-6544 for a free design consultation today.