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How To Select A Plantation Shutter Frame In Bluff City

January 04, 2024

The frame is a crucial facet of your plantation shutters. It keeps the shutter panels in position and finishes the look of your shutters and window. But how can you select a frame that is right for your windows and looks good? Your window treatment consultant at Sunburst Shutters NW Tennessee will help you pick the best frame. In advance of your appointment, you can explore your options for plantation shutter frames in Bluff City.

The Two Types Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Bluff City

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames are available in two types: L-frames and Z-frames. These labels refer to the shape of the frame pieces. L-frames have a straightforward L shape. A Z-frame’s cross-section looks similar to the letter Z. You’ll need to contemplate various elements when deciding whether to use an L- or Z-frame.

You may install a Z-frame

  • Only for inside-mounted shutters
  • On round or arched windows
  • For the widest opening clearance
  • To conceal caulking
  • To disguise asymmetrical window angles
  • On windows that lack existing trim/casing

Select interior shutter L-frames in your Bluff City home

  • For either outside- or inside-mounted shutters
  • When you already have window casing
  • If you would like to alter the depth of the window casing to provide more space for the shutter louvers to turn

When To Choose An Inside- or Outside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You’ll also have to decide between an inside- or outside-mounted frame. Outside options fasten to the wall enclosing your window. An inside-mounted frame fastens within the window’s opening and can sit flush with the window casing or feature trim found around the window’s border.

Whether you pick an outside- or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Bluff City generally is contingent on your window. You can put outside-mount options on the majority of windows. Choose this kind of frame to cover trim you dislike or introduce appealing trim to your windows. You also should utilize an outside-mount frame for tilt-in windows and casements featuring a crank handle.

A frame mounted on the inside may restrict the use of these window types. But, they are ideal for deep windows and instances when you may not wish to disguise the the window’s existing trim. Your window treatment expert can advise you on what stye of shutter frame makes the most sense for your windows and exhibit how they will look.

Choosing An Attractive Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

Once you discover what kind of frame you require and how to mount it, you can consider the style. Shutter frames come in a variety of styles, from ornamental to flat, narrow, and wide. Select one that speaks to your decorating tastes. You may also keep your home’s architecture under consideration. If you own a Craftsman home, consider a Craftsman frame. Or you could select a frame that looks similar to your baseboards and crown molding.

Different brands of interior shutters offer different styles of frames. For instance, Polywood shutters are available in more choices than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you have your mind set on a specific shutter material, that will narrow down the number of frame options. In addition, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will display how different frames will look. Once you select a frame, ask your consultant to help you finalize your custom shutters!

Explore Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Possibilities At Sunburst

Select an attractive frame and other custom features for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters NW Tennessee. Just call us at 276-685-5343 or submit the form on this page to schedule a no-cost in-home consultation.