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How To Pick A Plantation Shutter Frame In Boston

January 04, 2024

The frame is a vital part of your plantation shutters. It holds the panels in position and gives your window and shutters a polished look. But how can you pick a frame that is right for your windows and your interior design? Your window treatment expert at Sunburst Shutters Boston will help you pick the ideal frame. Before then, you may learn about the choices for plantation shutter frames in Boston.

The Two Kinds Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Boston

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames are available in two kinds: Z-frames and L-frames. These labels describe the frame pieces’ shape. L-frames feature a standard L shape. A cross-section of a Z-frame looks similar to the letter Z. Several considerations will determine whether you should use a Z- or L-frame.

You may use a Z-frame

  • When mounting on the inside only
  • On arched or round windows
  • For the widest opening clearance
  • To hide less-than-perfect caulking
  • To cover up uneven window angles
  • On windows that lack existing casing

Choose interior shutter L-frames in your Boston home

  • For inside- or outside-mounted shutters
  • When you already have trim around the window
  • If you would like to alter the window casing’s depth to provide more space for the shutter louvers to turn

When To Choose An Outside- or Inside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You’ll also need to decide between an outside- or inside-mounted frame. Outside mounts fasten to the wall enclosing your window. An inside mount affixes within the opening of the window and can sit level with the casing or finishing trim that fits around the window’s perimeter.

Whether you pick an outside- or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Boston typically depends on your window. You can use outside-mount options on most windows. Choose this kind of frame to conceal existing trim you don’t like or add appealing trim to your windows. You should also utilize an outside-mount frame for windows that tilt in when open and casement windows with a crank handle.

A frame mounted on the inside could restrict the use of these kinds of windows. But, they are excellent for deep windows and situations when you wish to utilize the current trim. Your window treatment consultant can tell you what type of shutter frame is best for your windows and exhibit how they will appear.

Finding A Beautiful Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

After you determine what kind of frame you require and how to mount it, you can consider 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 decorating proclivities. You may also keep your home’s architecture in mind. If you have a Craftsman home, consider a Craftsman frame. Or you could choose a frame that resembles your baseboards and crown molding.

Different interior shutter brands offer different frame styles. To illustrate, Polywood shutters come in more choices than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you have your heart set on a specific shutter material, that will narrow down the number of frame options. In addition, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will demonstrate what different frames look like. After you select a frame, ask your window treatment specialist to help you finalize your custom shutters!

Discover Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Choices At Sunburst

Select an appealing frame and other custom features for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Boston. Simply call us at 781-352-2205 or submit the form on this page to schedule a free in-home consultation and get started.