It doesn’t happen often, but we’ve heard a Southern California homeowner or two claim that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s set the record straight – that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Most people aren’t aware of the number of options you have when it comes to shopping for plantation shutters in Southern California, and what kind of impact those options can have. Possibly chief among those options is the frame style you choose for your shutters.
Southern California Custom Shutter Frames
Your options for shutter frames will depend on four things primarily:
How your window opens and closes.
The depth of the window sill.
Whether you’ll have an outside mount or inside mount.
Your own personal taste.
Some of our shutter frames are offered only in certain materials, such as our Polywood® faux wood shutters, some are only available with an inside or outside mount of a window, and some might just look better than others with your existing trim, like our Craftsman frame shutters, great for Craftsman style homes and only offered by Sunburst.
Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly picked shutter frames for Southern California homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t open a Better Homes and Gardens without seeing Craftsman design. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was designed specifically for Craftsman style homes and similar designs. A Craftsman frame offers a clean and simple look, so no part of your home looks out of place compared to the rest. If echoing some historic home style is what you want, this is the frame for you. Currently available in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only.
L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is possibly the simplest and most practical frame style. They have a tight, contemporary look, and are usually the easiest to work around if you have a unique window shape. The L-frame can function as both an outside and inside mount, in case you want to keep your existing window trim in place, and is offered in Polywood® faux wood shutters, Ovation® hardwood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters and Studio™ shutters.
Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a widely-chosen style because they offer a stylish, sophisticated look to your window, much like crown or bass molding. It gets the name “Z-frame” due to the shape of its exterior, which is mounted on the inside of the window jamb, but wraps around to the outside making a “Z” figure. That wraparound shape makes it so you don’t even need window trim around the window. Z-frames are available in all of our shutter materials.
Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame is all about style. 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 offered in Polywood faux wood and Ovation hardwood shutters.
Beyond the type of frame, there are still a lot of options for you to choose from. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, in addition to other custom additions your installer can tell you about. To learn more about your custom shutter options, give your local Southern California shutter pros a call at 888-611-2474