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How To Pick A Plantation Shutter Frame In Charlotte

January 04, 2024

The frame is an essential facet of your plantation shutters. It keeps the shutter panels in position and finishes the look of your shutters and window. But how do you select a frame that works on your windows and your home’s decor? Your window treatment consultant at Sunburst Shutters Charlotte will help you determine the perfect frame. In advance of your meeting, you may learn about the possibilities for plantation shutter frames in Charlotte.

The Two Kinds Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Charlotte

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames come in two kinds: L-frames and Z-frames. These labels describe the frame pieces’ shape. L-frames feature a straightforward L shape. A cross-section of a Z-frame looks similar to the letter Z. You’ll have to contemplate some key elements when determining whether to use a Z- or L-frame.

You may choose a Z-frame

  • For inside-mounted shutters only
  • On arched or round windows
  • For the widest opening clearance
  • To conceal caulking
  • To conceal uneven window angles
  • On windows that don’t have existing casing/trim

Select interior shutter L-frames in your Charlotte home

  • For either outside- or inside-mounted shutters
  • When you have existing casing around the window
  • Whenever you would like to alter the window casing’s depth to provide more room for the shutter louvers to move

When To Use An Outside- or Inside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You’ll also have to decide between an outside- or inside-mounted frame. Outside mounts attach to the wall enclosing your window. An inside-mounted frame attaches within the window opening and may sit flush with the window casing or finishing trim located around the outside of the window.

Whether you choose an outside-mount or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Charlotte usually is dependent on your window. You can put outside-mount frames on the bulk of windows. Select this kind of frame to mask existing trim you dislike or incorporate attractive trim to your windows. You also should select an outside-mount frame for windows that tilt in when open and casement windows with a crank handle.

An inside mount may restrict the use of these windows. On the contrary, they are perfect for deeper windows and projects where you might not choose to cover the the window’s existing trim. Your window treatment consultant can advise you on what type of shutter frame is best for your windows and exhibit how they will appear.

Finding An Attractive Frame Style To Blend With Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

After you determine what shape of frame you need and how to mount it, you can consider the style. Shutter frames come in many styles, from flat to decorative, narrow, and wide. Choose one that cooresponds to your unique tastes. You may also take note of your home’s architecture. If you own a Craftsman home, give thought to a Craftsman frame. Or you might select a frame that looks similar to your crown molding and baseboards.

Different brands of interior shutters offer different frame styles. For example, Polywood shutters come in more styles than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you’ve made up your mind about a certain shutter material, that will reduce the number of frame possibilities. Finally, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will show you how different frames will look. After you select a frame you like, ask your window treatment specialist to help you finalize your custom shutters!

Explore Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Possibilities At Sunburst

Choose an appealing frame and other customizations for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Charlotte. Simply call us at 980-231-1116 or complete the form below to arrange a no-cost in-home consultation.