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Unique Ways to Use Hunter Douglas Shutters

Hunter Douglas shutters are a fantastic addition to any home. They're charming and timeless but can be used in unexpected places, like picture windows and sliding glass doors. Our team shares unique ways to use Hunter Douglas shutters.

A home kitchen sliding glass door equipped with Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Vinyl Shutters

Plantation Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors

We know you're probably thinking, "Vertical blinds go on sliding glass doors, not shutters." While vertical blinds are a never-fail choice for patio doors, shutters can look just as impressive. You can opt for shutters with a bi-fold track so they stack tightly to the side or a bypass track option that allows one panel to slide behind another. There are several reasons why shutters are an excellent choice for sliding glass doors.

  • Durability: Plantation shutters are available in several sturdy materials, including hardwood, vinyl, and composite materials. You'll never have to worry about the louvers bending, getting dents, or warping from extreme environments.
  • Energy Efficient: When the louvers of shutters are fully closed, they do an excellent job of providing insulation at the window. This can help reduce your home's energy usage and utility costs.
  • Light Control & Privacy: No matter what material you choose, shutters are completely opaque, offering exceptional light control and privacy. Shutters also absorb sound, so your home will be quieter even if you live on a busy street.
  • Easy Operation: Plantation shutters are incredibly easy to operate. Tilt the louvers to the position that delivers the light and privacy you need. Shutters can even be motorized, allowing you to adjust them without leaving your favorite recliner.
  • Safety: Shutters are cordless by design, so you'll never have to worry about dangling cords posing a safety threat to your kids or pets. Cordless window treatments also offer a cleaner, sleeker aesthetic.
  • Increased Home Value: You'll increase the value of your home when you choose Hunter Douglas shutters. Plantation shutters are considered a permanent fixture after installation, meaning they can be factored into an appraisal of your home.

Shutter Recommendations for Large Windows

When choosing panel widths for large picture windows, remember that too many panels may be difficult to keep aligned, while too few will make panels too heavy to adjust quickly. You'll also want to choose a slat width that complements the windows. Large windows look their best with wider slats, as slimmer ones can look too busy on oversized windows.

Hunter Douglas Shutters near Honolulu, HI

Let the Hunter Douglas window treatment experts at Design 5 Ltd. help you choose beautiful shutters for your home's large picture windows and sliding glass doors. Our family-owned and operated business has over 20 years of industry experience, meaning we can help you make any window treatment project nearly effortless.

Call us today at (808) 955-8111 to schedule a free estimate or request a consultation online. Our modern showroom is in Honolulu, and we're happy to serve the entire Island of Oahu, the Kahala area, the Waialae Iki area, and the Hawaii Kai area.