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How To Choose A Plantation Shutter Frame In Southern California

January 04, 2024

The frame is an essential element of your plantation shutters. It keeps the shutter panels in position and provides your shutters and window a finished look. But how do you choose a frame that is suitable for your windows and your home’s decor? Your window treatment specialist at Sunburst Shutters Southern CA will help you determine the perfect frame. Before then, you can learn about your options for plantation shutter frames in Southern California.

The Two Kinds Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Southern California

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames are available in two kinds: Z-frames and L-frames. These names refer to the shape of the frame pieces. L-frames have a straightforward L shape. A cross-section of a Z-frame looks similar to the letter Z. Multiple factors will will help determine if you need an L- or Z-frame.

You may install a Z-frame

  • For inside-mounted shutters only
  • On circular or arched windows
  • For the best range for opening your shutters
  • To mask imperfect caulking
  • To conceal window angles that are askew
  • On windows without existing trim/casing

Select interior shutter L-frames in your Southern California home

  • For both inside- and outside-mounted shutters
  • When you already have window casing
  • When you want to extend the depth of the window casing to make more area for the shutter louvers to operate

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 outside- or inside-mounted frame. Outside options fasten to the wall enclosing your window. An inside-mounted frame fastens within the window opening and may sit evenly with the window casing or finishing trim found around the perimeter of the window.

Whether you pick an outside- or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Southern California typically is dependent on your window. You can install outside-mount frames on the bulk of windows. Choose this style of frame to cover trim you don’t like or introduce alluring trim to your windows. You also need to utilize an outside-mount frame for windows that tilt in when open and casement windows featuring a crank handle.

An inside mount may inhibit the use of these window types. On the contrary, they are ideal for deeper windows and instances when you might not wish to conceal the existing window trim. Your window treatment specialist can advise you on what stye of shutter frame makes the most sense for your windows and exhibit how they will look.

Choosing A Dazzling Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

When you learn what shape of frame you would like and how to mount it, you can consider the style. Shutter frames come in various styles, from flat to decorative, narrow, and wide. Select one that cooresponds to your unique proclivities. You might also look at your home’s architecture. If you live in a Craftsman home, think about a Craftsman frame. Or you could pick a frame that looks similar to your crown molding and baseboards.

Different lines of interior shutters offer different styles. For example, Polywood shutters are available in more options than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you have your heart set on a certain shutter material, that will narrow down the number of frame choices. In addition, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will demonstrate what different frames look like. When you pick a frame, ask your window treatment specialist to help you order your custom shutters!

Discover Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Possibilities At Sunburst

Choose an appealing frame and other custom options for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Southern CA. Simply reach out to us at 888-611-2474 or complete the form below to arrange a no-charge in-home consultation and take the first step toward amazing new shutters.