Are you looking for a stylish way to finish your sliding doors? Finding a sliding door covering solution that is strong, durable, allows easy access, and offers privacy while letting in enough light can be tricky. Fortunately, plantation shutters tick all the boxes. Plantation shutters present an alternative to traditional shutters and are a better option to use on sliding doors than regular blinds thanks to the wider louvres that strengthens the material to resist sagging.
These stylish and practical window coverings originated in Mediterranean countries to serve the need for a design that regulates light and ventilation while ensuring privacy. Plantation shutters provide plenty of light when open, but offer complete privacy and shelter against bright light and heat when closed. Here is why you should opt for plantation shutters as an elegant solution to covering sliding doors in your home or office.
Plantation shutters can be installed inside or outside of the house, and are easy to slide open and shut so you don’t have to struggle every time you want to go outside. The louvres operate with a simple rotation function that opens and closes the slats as needed. This allows you to quickly and easily adjust the amount of light and fresh air that enters your home through the shutters.
Regulated light and ventilation
When the plantation shutters are open, they allow for an abundance of natural light to flow into the house. By opening your sliding door and tilting the shutter louvres, you can easily regulate the fresh air and light according to the conditions outside. When the plantation shutters are closed completely, light is blocked effectively for a low-light ambience indoors. Plantation shutters support energy-efficient ventilation to help keep your house fresh and cool in the hot summer months.
Installing plantation shutters over sliding doors will provide added privacy in your home. When the shutters are closed, the view from the outside in is blocked completely. The shutters can also be positioned at an angle where you can see the outside world without enabling anyone to look in.
By placing plantation shutters over sliding doors, the large panes of glass are provided with an added layer of insulation to help regulate temperatures. This eco-conscious and budget-friendly insulation method will keep your house cool during the summer season and warm during colder months without relying on energy-consuming appliances.
Lastly, plantation shutters are ideal to use on sliding doors because they boast a classic look that will complement your home and blend in with the environment. The shutters are available in a range of different styles and materials to suit your preference and home décor.
Wooden textures from Western Red Cedar will add a warm, natural, timeless element to your home, while basswood shutters in classic white will add a clean, sleek look. These are both ideal for internal use.
Ecowood is perfect to use in damp conditions or areas that may accidentally become wet from rain if a door is unintentionally left open.
If you are looking for an external application, aluminium plantation shutters are perfect, as their durability and sturdiness make them impervious to moisture and the elements.
All these materials are easy to maintain and clean, popularising them among homeowners, as well as businesses like wellness spas and hotels.
Elite Home Improvements of Australia is a trusted supplier and installer of plantation shutters, blinds, roller shutters, flyscreens and security doors in Sydney. Established in 1996, EHi delivers the best products and installation services on the market.