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How To Choose A Plantation Shutter Frame In Austin

January 04, 2024

The frame is a vital element of your plantation shutters. It holds the shutter’s panels in position and gives your shutters and window a finished look. But how do you pick a frame that works on your windows and looks good? Your window treatment expert at Sunburst Shutters Austin will help you pick the best frame. Before then, you can learn about the choices for plantation shutter frames in Austin.

The Two Kinds Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Austin

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames are available in two kinds: L-frames and Z-frames. These labels refer to the shape of the frame pieces. L-frames feature a standard L shape. A Z-frame’s cross-section resembles the letter Z. You’ll have to consider a few different factors when figuring out whether to use an L- or Z-frame.

You may use a Z-frame

  • Only for inside-mounted shutters
  • On round or arched windows
  • For the best range for opening your shutters
  • To conceal imperfect caulking
  • To conceal window angles that are askew
  • On windows that lack existing trim/casing

Select interior shutter L-frames in your Austin home

  • For either outside- or inside-mounted shutters
  • When there is already window casing
  • Whenever you wish to alter the depth of the window casing to provide more space for the shutter louvers to turn

When To Select An Outside- or Inside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You’ll also need to decide between an inside- or outside-mounted frame. Outside mounts fasten to the wall around your window. An inside-mounted frame fastens within the window’s opening and may sit level with the casing or finishing trim located around the outside of the window.

Whether you pick an outside- or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Austin typically is dependent on your window. You may install outside-mount frames on most windows. Choose this kind of frame to mask existing trim you don’t like or add appealing trim to your windows. You should also use an outside-mount frame on tilt-in windows and casement windows with a crank handle.

An inside-mounted frame can inhibit the function of these windows. But, they are perfect for deep windows and projects where you may not want to conceal the the window’s existing trim. Your window treatment consultant can advise you on what kind of shutter frame is best for your windows and demonstrate how they will look.

Selecting A Dazzling Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

After you learn what shape of frame you need and how it should mount, you can look at the style. Shutter frames can be found in a variety of styles, from ornamental to flat, wide, and narrow. Pick one that cooresponds to your personal preferences. You may also look at your home’s architecture. If you own a Craftsman home, give thought to a Craftsman frame. Or you may select a frame that resembles your crown molding and baseboards.

Different interior shutter brands offer different styles. To illustrate, Polywood shutters are available in more choices than Ovation® wood shutters. Therefore, if you have your heart set on a specific shutter material, that will help you narrow down your frame choices. In addition, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will show you how different frames will look. After you select a frame that appeals to you, ask your window treatment specialist to help you finish your custom shutter order!

Browse Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Options At Sunburst

Select an appealing frame and other customizations for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Austin. All you have to do is contact us at 512-549-6077 or submit the form below to schedule a no-charge in-home consultation.