The tall, skinny windows on either side of your entry door are known as sidelights. And while they can let light into your foyer, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a fantastic idea to leave them bare.
What is a fantastic idea is to install plantation shutters on your Southern California sidelights.
Shutters Pair Best With Sidelights
No window treatment pairs as well with sidelights than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the perks waiting for your entryway.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is knocking on your door, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin curtain or between the slats of your blinds. With sidelight shutters, you can totally block out the view from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your home is private!
Shutters Keep Your Home Comfortable
At least one member of your family probably 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 are several times more effective than typical wood or vinyl shutters!
Shutters Are Resilient & Better For Family Homes
If you have pets or children in your home, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they see someone comes home. Flimsy blinds can easily be destroyed by a curious pet, and of course you don’t want your drape pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the kids. Sidelight shutters don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re sturdy enough to withstand even the rowdiest use, and the kids can look all they want without having to touch the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Get the Size You Need
Sidelights are all unique. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some may not even be rectangular. So finding a set of blinds or curtains that exactly fits the size and shape of your windows can be a chore. Plantation shutters on the other hand are custom made for your windows, guaranteeing you a perfect fit without the headache.
Shutters Look Better In Your Front Door
Few things make a better impression in your entryway than matching your sidelights to your door. With a wide array of styles available, we can perfectly color match to your door style. And there’s just something special about the expertly crafted, timeless look of shutters in your front door. Whereas some window coverings may look gaudy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.
Shutters Can Go On Any Foyer Windows
Blinds and drapes both require a minimum amount of space to hang. If your front entryway is cramped or you don’t have much space on either side of your sidelights, it might be impossible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Move Them
When your door opens or shuts, it creates a vacuum that can make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door itself. Shutters stay exactly where they’re supposed to: on your window at all times.
Common Questions About Sidelight Shutters
What types of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters be installed on the glass cutout in my door?
They sure can. If you have a window cutout on your entryway door, we can put a custom shutter frame around it.
Do entryway shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not in all cases. Sunburst builds plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so all you’ll be able to see are those stunning louvers whether they’re open or closed.
Can shutters color match with my door?
Yes! We make shutters in a variety of colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your Southern California Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your Southern California home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Southern CA, and we’ll come to you with all your options for window treatments for your foyer. Fill out the form below or call 888-611-2474 today to get started!