5 Reasons To Use Shutters On Your Stairwell Windows

Kimball Jones

Do you have large stairwell windows that are bare because you haven’t decided how to spruce them up? Do you want a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Shutters that cover your stairwell windows in Southern California not only adds to your windows’ charm, but offers other benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Add Both Interior And Exterior Design Appeal

outside face of stone home with plantation shutters 

Covering your stairwell windows with shutters adds style to your interior space and provides curb appeal. Neighbors looking at your house from the outside notice your stairwell windows since they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The horizontal lines of the louvers can be seen through the windows and give your home a crisp, high-end touch.

There are many plantation shutters to choose from to match your home’s style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional window treatment and match almost any décor. Ovation® wooden shutters bring the richness of wood into your home. Reclaimed wood shutters bring in a touch of nature and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters let you control the light that comes through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and near a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how light you want it to be. If you have high windows that are hard to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which lets light come through and adds privacy for family members who are in the upper levels.

Shutters Can Help Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in brightly lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are elegant, but can be susceptible to heat loss. Plantation shutters are effective insulators and, when closed, reduce heat transfer through windows by up to 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to regular aluminum blinds.

You Can Find Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters decorating rounded window located in spiral stairwell. 

Is your stairwell window circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? No matter your window’s shape, Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window beautifully. The shutters can be built with horizontal louvers, or in a fan shape or sunburst inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. And the unique shape of your windows won’t be masked by a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you want a window treatment that is easily cared for and will remain beautiful for years. Polywood shutters are finished with a UV-resistant paint , meaning they won’t fade or yellow over the years. They’re exceedingly sturdy and can last a lifetime if they’re maintained properly.

Shutters are also a breeze to keep clean. And if you keep your shutter louvers in a set position, you won’t need to constantly adjust them for privacy or light.

Find Out More

Ready for more inspiration for how to use shutters in your stairwells? See our idea gallery for stairwell window treatment ideas as well as ideas for window treatments for other areas of your Southern California house, such as your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments call us at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation!