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How To Select A Plantation Shutter Frame In Seattle

January 04, 2024

The frame is a crucial part of your plantation shutters. It keeps the shutter’s panels in place and finishes the look of your shutters and window. But how can you pick a frame that is suitable for your windows and your interior design? Your window treatment consultant at Sunburst Shutters Washington will help you figure out the perfect frame. In advance of your appointment, you can learn about the possibilities for plantation shutter frames in Seattle.

The Two Types Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Seattle

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames come in two kinds: Z-frames and L-frames. These designations describe the shape of the frame pieces. L-frames have a straightforward L shape. A cross-section of a Z-frame resembles the letter Z. You’ll need to contemplate a few different factors when deciding whether to use an L- or Z-frame.

You can use a Z-frame

  • When mounting on the inside only
  • On round or arched windows
  • For the widest opening clearance
  • To mask imperfect caulking
  • To conceal askew window angles
  • On windows that lack existing casing/trim

Use interior shutter L-frames in your Seattle home

  • For both inside- and outside-mounted shutters
  • When you have existing casing around the window
  • Whenever you would like to alter the window casing’s depth to create more room for the shutter louvers to operate

When To Select An Outside- or Inside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You also must choose between an inside- or outside-mounted frame. Outside mounts fasten to the wall surrounding your window. An inside-mounted frame fastens within the window’s opening and may sit level with the casing or decorative trim that fits around the border of the window.

Whether you pick an outside-mount or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Seattle typically depends on your window. You can use outside-mount frames on most windows. Select this kind of frame to mask existing trim you don’t like or add attractive trim to your windows. You also should use an outside-mount frame for tilt-in windows and casements using a crank handle.

A frame mounted on the inside may inhibit the operation of these windows. However, they are excellent for windows with more depth and situations when you may not want to conceal the the window’s existing trim. Your window treatment specialist can advise you on what kind of shutter frame is most suitable for your windows and demonstrate how they will look.

Finding A Dazzling Frame Style To Complement Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

When you learn what type of frame you need and how it should be mounted, you can think about the style. Shutter frames can be found in various styles, from decorative to flat, narrow, and wide. Choose one that appeals to your decorating tastes. You might also keep your home’s architecture under consideration. If you have a Craftsman home, give thought to a Craftsman frame. Or you might choose a frame that resembles your crown molding and baseboards.

Different interior shutter brands offer different styles of frames. For instance, Polywood shutters are found in more options than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you’ve already picked a specific shutter material, that will help you narrow down your frame options. Finally, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will show you how different frames will look. After you select a frame that appeals to you, ask your consultant to help you finalize your custom shutters!

Browse Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Possibilities At Sunburst

Pick an appealing frame and other custom options for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Washington. Simply call us at 360-464-2277 or submit the form on this page to request a no-charge in-home consultation and take the first step toward amazing new shutters.