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How To Select A Plantation Shutter Frame In Honolulu

January 04, 2024

The frame is an essential part of your plantation shutters. It keeps the shutter’s panels in position and gives your window and shutters a finished look. But how do you pick a frame that works on your windows and your interior design? Your window treatment consultant at Sunburst Shutters Honolulu will help you figure out the ideal frame. Prior to your meeting, you may explore the choices for plantation shutter frames in Honolulu.

The Two Choices Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Honolulu

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames are available in two choices: Z-frames and L-frames. These labels reference the frame pieces’ shape. L-frames utiilze a standard L shape. A cross-section of a Z-frame looks somewhat like the letter Z. Various considerations will play a role in deciding if you should use an L- or Z-frame.

You may use a Z-frame

  • For inside-mounted shutters only
  • On arched or round windows
  • For the best range for opening your shutters
  • To hide caulking
  • To conceal asymmetrical window angles
  • On windows without existing casing

Use interior shutter L-frames in your Honolulu home

  • For inside- or outside-mounted shutters
  • When there is already window casing
  • If you would like to extend the depth of the window casing to create more room for the shutter’s louvers to operate

When To Use 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 ones affix to the wall enclosing your window. An inside mount affixes within the opening of the window and may sit level with the window casing or feature trim that fits around the outside of the window.

Whether you select an outside-mount or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Honolulu usually depends on your window. You may put outside-mount frames on the majority of windows. Use this kind of frame to conceal trim you don’t like or incorporate attractive trim to your windows. You also need to utilize an outside-mount frame on tilt-in windows and casement windows with a crank handle.

An inside-mounted frame can inhibit the use of these windows. On the contrary, they are excellent for windows with more depth and instances when you might not want to disguise the current trim. Your window treatment expert can advise you on what kind of shutter frame is most suitable for your windows and exhibit how they will appear.

Finding A Dazzling Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

Once you determine what kind of frame you need and how it should be mounted, you can think about the style. Shutter frames can be found in many styles, from ornamental to flat, narrow, and wide. Choose one that cooresponds to your decorating tastes. You may also keep your home’s architecture under consideration. If you own a Craftsman home, think about a Craftsman frame. Or you could choose a frame that looks similar to your baseboards and other trim.

Different brands of interior shutters offer different frame styles. To illustrate, Polywood shutters are available in more styles than Ovation® wood shutters. As a result, if you have your heart set on a certain shutter material, that will narrow down the number of frame options. Additionally, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will demonstrate the look of different frames. When you find a frame you like, ask your window treatment expert to help you finish your custom shutter order!

Browse Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Possibilities At Sunburst

Select an attractive frame and other customizations for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Honolulu. Just call us at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to request a no-charge in-home consultation and get started.