A misconception we hear occasionally from Philadelphia homeowners is that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s set the record straight – those claims couldn’t be further from reality.
Most people aren’t aware of just how many options there are when it comes to shopping for plantation shutters in Philadelphia, and the huge impact those options can have. One of the most important of those options is the style of shutter frame you pick.
Philadelphia Custom Shutter Frames
Your options for shutter frames will depend on four things primarily:
The shape of your window.
The depth of the window jamb.
Whether you need to have an inside or outside mount.
Your own personal taste and design.
A few of our shutter frames are only available in certain materials, like our Polywood® faux wood shutters, some are exclusive to an inside or outside mount of a window, and some will have a look that may blend in perfectly with your existing trim, like our Craftsman frame shutters, great for Craftsman style homes and only offered by Sunburst.
Let’s take a look at some of our most popular shutter frames among Philadelphia homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t read a single article about contemporary home design without seeing Craftsman design. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was built specifically for Craftsman style homes and homes with similar aesthetics. 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 your desire, this is your shutter frame. Currently available in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only.
L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is probably the least complex and most practical frame we offer. They have a tight, modern look, and tend to be the easiest to work around if you have a unique window shape. The L-frame can function as either an inside or outside mount, if you’d like to keep your existing window trim, and is available in every single one of our shutters.
Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a common choice because they give you a stylized, elegant look on your window, similar to 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 wraps around to the outside in a “Z” figure. That wraparound shape means it can substitute for window trim if your windows don’t have any existing trim. Z-frames are available in for all of our shutter products.
Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame has a lot going on in the style department. With lots of texture and an attention-grabbing shape, this frame is best used when you have no existing window 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 great deal of options for you to further customize your shutters. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, as well as other add-ons your installer can help you choose from. To find out more about the custom options for your shutters, give your local Philadelphia shutter pros a call at 215-874-4897