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How To Pick A Plantation Shutter Frame In New Brunswick

January 04, 2024

The frame is an essential element of your plantation shutters. It holds the panels in place and completes the look of your window and shutters. But how can you choose a frame that is right for your windows and your interior design? Your window treatment specialist at Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick will help you figure out the ideal frame. In advance of your meeting, you can learn about your options for plantation shutter frames in New Brunswick.

The Two Types Of Plantation Shutter Frame In New Brunswick

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames can be found in two types: L-frames and Z-frames. These labels refer to the shape of the frame pieces. L-frames feature a simple L shape. A Z-frame’s cross-section looks somewhat like the letter Z. Various factors will will help determine if you need an L- or Z-frame.

You can use a Z-frame

  • Only for inside-mounted shutters
  • On round or arched windows
  • For the best range for opening your shutters
  • To conceal caulking
  • To conceal askew window angles
  • On windows that lack existing casing/trim

Select interior shutter L-frames in your New Brunswick home

  • For either outside- or inside-mounted shutters
  • When you already have window casing
  • If you want to increase the window casing’s depth to create more area 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 decide between an outside- or inside-mounted frame. Outside mounts fasten to the wall around your window. An inside-mounted frame attaches within the window’s opening and may sit flush with the casing or feature trim located around the window’s edges.

Whether you select an outside-mount or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in New Brunswick generally depends on your window. You can put outside-mount frames on the bulk of windows. Choose this style of frame to conceal existing trim you don’t enjoy or add alluring trim to your windows. You should also select an outside-mount frame on windows that tilt in when open and casement windows using a crank handle.

An inside mount can restrict the function of these kinds of windows. On the contrary, they are perfect for deep windows and instances when you wish to utilize the existing window trim. Your window treatment consultant can tell you what stye of shutter frame makes the most sense for your windows and show you how they will look.

Selecting A Dazzling Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

After you discover what shape of frame you would like and how it should be mounted, you can look at the style. Shutter frames can be found in many styles, from ornamental to flat, narrow, and wide. Select one that speaks to your decorating proclivities. You can also take note of your home’s architecture. If you have a Craftsman home, consider a Craftsman frame. Or you may choose a frame that resembles your baseboards and other trim.

Different lines of interior shutters offer different styles. For instance, Polywood shutters are available in more styles than Ovation® wood shutters. Therefore, if you’ve already picked a certain shutter material, that will reduce the number of frame choices. Additionally, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will display what different frames look like. When you select a frame, ask your consultant to help you finish your custom shutter order!

Browse Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Possibilities At Sunburst

Select a beautiful frame and other custom options for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick. Just contact us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule a no-charge in-home consultation and get started.