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How To Select A Plantation Shutter Frame In San Diego

January 04, 2024

The frame is a crucial element of your plantation shutters. It holds the shutter’s panels in position and completes the look of your shutters and window. But how can you pick a frame that is suitable for your windows and your home’s decor? Your window treatment specialist at Sunburst Shutters San Diego will help you determine the perfect frame. Before then, you can explore the choices for plantation shutter frames in San Diego.

The Two Kinds Of Plantation Shutter Frame In San Diego

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames can be found in two kinds: L-frames and Z-frames. These designations reference the frame pieces’ shape. L-frames feature a standard L shape. A cross-section of a Z-frame looks somewhat like the letter Z. You’ll need to consider some key factors when determining whether to use a Z- or L-frame.

You may use a Z-frame

  • When mounting on the inside only
  • On circular or arched windows
  • For the best range for opening your shutters
  • To mask less-than-perfect caulking
  • To conceal asymmetrical window angles
  • On windows without existing casing/trim

Select interior shutter L-frames in your San Diego home

  • For either outside- or inside-mounted shutters
  • When you have existing trim around the window
  • If you wish to extend the depth of the window casing to make more room for the shutter’s louvers to move

When To Select An Inside- or Outside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You also must choose between an inside- or outside-mounted frame. Outside options attach to the wall around your window. An inside mount attaches within the window’s opening and can sit evenly with the casing or finishing trim found around the border of the window.

Whether you choose an outside-mount or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in San Diego generally is dependent on your window. You may put an outside-mount frame on most windows. Choose this style of frame to mask existing trim you don’t enjoy or introduce attractive trim to your windows. You also need to utilize an outside-mount frame on windows that tilt in when open and casements using a crank handle.

An inside mount could inhibit the use of these windows. However, they are perfect for windows with more depth and situations when you might not choose to disguise the existing window trim. Your window treatment expert can tell you what kind of shutter frame is most suitable for your windows and show you how they will appear.

Selecting A Beautiful Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

Once you determine what type of frame you require and how it should mount, you can think about the style. Shutter frames are available in various styles, from flat to decorative, narrow, and wide. Choose one that appeals to your unique proclivities. You might also take note of your home’s architecture. If you own a Craftsman home, consider a Craftsman frame. Or you might choose a frame that resembles your baseboards and other trim.

Different brands of interior shutters offer different styles. To illustrate, Polywood shutters are found in more options than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you’ve already decided on a particular shutter material, that will help you narrow down your frame possibilities. Finally, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool can show you what different frames look like. When you pick a frame, ask your window treatment expert to help you finalize your custom shutters!

Explore Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Choices At Sunburst

Pick a beautiful frame and other custom features for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters San Diego. Just call us at 760-405-8887 or complete the form below to request a no-cost in-home consultation.