It doesn’t happen often, but we’ve heard a San Antonio homeowner or two claim that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s get rid of any confusion – that couldn’t be further from reality.
Many people don’t realize just how many options you have when it comes to interior plantation shutters in San Antonio, and what kind of impact those options might have. One of the most important of those options is the type of shutter frame you go with.
San Antonio Custom Shutter Frames
Your options for shutter frames will depend a few different things:
How your window opens and shuts.
The depth of the window sill.
Whether you need to have an inside or outside mount.
Your own personal taste.
A few of our shutter frames are only available in certain materials, like our Polywood® faux wood shutters, a few 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, built for Craftsman style homes and only offered by Sunburst.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common shutter frames we recommend to San Antonio homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t turn on HGTV or read a design magazine for more than a few minutes without seeing Craftsman style. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was built especially for Craftsman style homes and homes that utilize Craftsman elements. A Craftsman frame offers a simple, clean look, so no part of your home looks “overdesigned” compared to the rest. If utilizing Craftsman fashion is what you want, this is your shutter frame. Currently offered in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only.
L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is possibly the least complex and most functional frame we offer. They have a smooth, contemporary look, and are usually the easiest to work around for specialty windows. The L-frame can be used as both an outside and inside mount, if you’d like to keep your existing window trim, and is available in Polywood® faux wood shutters, Ovation® hardwood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters and Studio™ shutters.
Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a common choice because they offer a chic, sophisticated look to your window, not unlike bass or crown molding. This frame is called a “Z-frame” because of the shape of its exterior, which is installed on an inside mount of a window jamb, but wraps around to the outside making a “Z” shape. That extended shape lets it substitute for window trim if you don’t have any existing trim. Z-frames are available in all of our shutter materials.
Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame delivers on the style front. With lots of texture and an attention-grabbing 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 available in Ovation and Polywood shutters only.
Outside of the shutter frame, there are still a lot of options for you to choose from. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, as well as other custom additions your installer can help you choose from. To learn more about your custom shutter options, give your local San Antonio shutter pros a call at 210-876-0377