Plantation shutters in a dining room

What Are The Different Styles of Interior Shutters?

January 20, 2017

Indoor shutters can be constructed to fit different sizes and types of windows in your residence. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a few different kinds of shutter to choose from, and options within those categories with regards to construction, louver size, and more.

Let's take a look at the different choices available for indoor shutters, and how each one can add to your home.

Interior Plantation Shutters In Chicago, IL

Plantation Shutters In A Chicago Living Room.

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 look beautiful no matter if open or closed.
The wide louvers, or shutter slats, are one of the features that set plantation shutters apart from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. These large slats result in more view from your window and let more light into the home. Linking all the louvers together, the stiles are the firm vertical pieces of the shutter panel, allowing for the movement of the louvers as a unit.
We offer four exceptional types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom crafted 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 premium paint color on these indoor shutters won't fade or yellow when the sunlight touches them 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 an array of stains to match your existing wood trim and furniture.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed 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 beautiful option for homeowners who want to stay within a budget with their window coverings.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With 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 shutters in Chicago. If you’re looking for shutters that exude elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size makes a difference. Whereas colonial shutters are built with smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are a breeze to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you have any more questions on finding the perfect window treatment fit for your Chicago home, call Sunburst Shutters Chicago at 847-250-6544 for a free design consultation today.