Category Archives: Shutter Styles

Zero Clearance Shutters Allow Best Privacy

Zero clearance shutters are positioned against the glass of a window or door and don’t require the bulky framing of traditional shutters. This type of shutter is frequently used on French doors to have better privacy and light control, without sacrificing aesthetics.


Zero-clearance shutters are used as an alternative to fabric treatments and curtains as well as blinds. Used to keep light out, curtains wear out quickly due to constant pulling, shifting and touching. They also fade in the sunlight and have to be replaced at least every few years. Blinds can be hung on French doors, but can shift and swing when the doors open and close. More often than not, the blind will end up being closed in the doorframe, leaving bend or broken slats.


An entry door from the back porch into a kitchen is a great opportunity for these shutters. They can be opened to let light in during the day and closed to keep out peeping toms at night. White zero-clearance shutters can add a crisp feeling to a lightly painted kitchen. For kitchens that are painted a darker color or that have a lot of wood paneling, red or brown shutters could make great fit, or natural wood shutters that match with existing accents in the room.


Available in a variety of colors, zero-clearance shutters match any room or décor. In fact, without the framing, they become an accent to a room, instead of a cumbersome point of focus. Summit Hill also offers complete customization so home or office owners get the exact shutters they want. As a functional and design element of a room, zero-clearance shutters can enhance the beauty or a doorway and increase the privacy in a room.

Shutters; Inside vs Outside, Part I

Shutters are a great compliment to any décor. Outside shutters are a great addition to boost curb appeal as a great platform to add a splash of color to any house front. Inside shutters are a great addition to the inside of any room. They add form and function as great means of interior lighting… Continue Reading

Choose Plantation Shutters for Versatile Window Treatments

With so many different types of window treatments available today, sometimes the wide array of choices becomes overwhelming for homeowners and decorators. So what do you choose when you are looking for a style of window treatment that can complement the decor of any home?   The plantation shutter is one of the most versatile… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Adding Fan Top Shutters

  Establishments such as hotels, banks and restaurants get frequent visits from clientele and therefore, go out of their way to create an elegant appearance that sets a positive vibe. If you have a client list of businesses that strive to impress with appearance, we have an idea for you to present: fan top shutters.… Continue Reading