A misconception we hear occasionally from Boston homeowners is that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s set the record straight – that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Most people don’t realize just how many options you have when it comes to choosing plantation shutters in Boston, and the impact those options might have. Possibly chief among those options is the style of shutter frame you pick.
Boston Custom Shutter Frames
Your options for shutter frames will depend a few different things:
The style of your window.
The depth of the window sill.
Whether you need to have an inside or outside mount.
Your own personal taste.
Some of our shutter frames are offered only in certain materials, like our Polywood® faux wood shutters, some are only able to work on an inside or outside mount of a window, and some will be a better match for your existing trim, like our Craftsman frame shutters, perfect for Craftsman style homes and only offered by Sunburst.
Here are some of our most popular shutter frames among Boston homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t watch House Hunters for more than 5 minutes without seeing Craftsman style. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was built especially for Craftsman style homes and similar designs. A Craftsman frame gives you 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 offered in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only.
L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is probably the simplest and most practical type of shutter frame. They have a sleek, contemporary look, and tend to be the easiest to work around for specialty windows. The L-frame can be used as either an inside or outside mount, in case you want to keep your existing window trim, and is offered in all of our different shutter types.
Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a popular choice because they give you a stylized, classy look on your window, much like crown or bass molding. It gets the name “Z-frame” due to the shape of its exterior, which is installed on an inside mount of a window jamb, but hugs the jamb and extends to the outside making a “Z” figure. That wrapping 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 has a lot going on in the style department. With stylish texture and an elegant shape, this frame looks fantastic for windows that don’t have any trim, or if you want to cover your existing trim. Decorative frames are offered in Ovation and Polywood shutters only.
Alongside your custom shutter frame, there are still a lot of options for you to choose from. All of our frames are able to add on a sill piece attachment, in addition to other custom additions your installer can walk you through. To learn more about your custom shutter options, give your local Boston shutter experts a call at 781-352-2205