It doesn’t happen often, but we’ve heard a Austin homeowner or two claim that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s set the record straight – that couldn’t be further from reality.
Most people don’t realize the number of options you have when it comes to custom plantation shutters in Austin, and the huge impact those options may have. Possibly chief among those options is the type of shutter frame you go with.
Austin Custom Shutter Frames
The options available to you for shutter frames will depend a few different things:
How your window opens and shuts.
The depth of the window jamb.
Whether you need to have an inside or outside mount.
Your own personal taste.
A few of our shutter frames are only available in certain materials, such as our Polywood® faux wood shutters, a few are exclusive to an inside or outside mount of a window, and some will be a better match for your existing trim, like our Craftsman frame shutters, great for Craftsman style homes and offered exclusively by Sunburst.
Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly picked shutter frames for Austin homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t turn on HGTV or read a design magazine for more than a few minutes without seeing Craftsman design. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was designed specifically for Craftsman style houses and homes with similar aesthetics. A Craftsman frame gives you a simple, clean look, so no part of your home looks out of place compared to the rest. If getting back to your Craftsman roots is your desire, this is the frame for you. Currently offered in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only.
L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is probably the simplest and most practical frame style. They have a tight, modern look, and are usually the easiest to work around for specialty windows. The L-frame can function as either an inside or outside mount, in case you want to keep your existing window trim in place, and is offered in every single one of our shutters.
Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a common choice because they offer a stylized, classy look to your window, similar to bass or crown molding. This frame is called a “Z-frame” because of the shape of its exterior, which is installed on an inside mount of a window jamb, but hugs the jamb and extends to the outside creating a “Z” shape. That extended shape makes it so you don’t even need window trim around the window. Z-frames are available in every single one of our shutters.
Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame delivers on the style front. With lots of texture and an elegant shape, this frame is best used when you have no existing window trim, or if you want to cover your existing trim. Decorative frames are available in Polywood faux wood and Ovation hardwood shutters.
Alongside your custom shutter frame, there are still a lot of options for you to further customize your shutters. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, in addition to other custom additions your installer can tell you about. To find out more about your custom shutter options, call your local Austin pros at 512-549-6077