Every once in a while we’ll hear a Raleigh homeowner claim “all shutters look the same.” Let’s set the record straight – those claims couldn’t be further from the truth.
Most people aren’t aware of just how many options there are when it comes to custom plantation shutters in Raleigh, and the huge impact those options could have. Possibly chief among those options is the frame style you choose for your shutters.
Raleigh Custom Shutter Frames
The options available to you for shutter frames will depend on:
How your window opens and shuts.
The depth of the window jamb.
Whether you’ll have an outside mount or inside mount.
Your own personal taste.
Some of our shutter frames are offered only in certain materials, such as 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, ideal for Craftsman style homes and offered exclusively by Sunburst.
Here are some of the most commonly picked shutter frames for Raleigh homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t turn on an episode of Flip or Flop without seeing Craftsman design. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was built especially for Craftsman style homes and homes that utilize Craftsman elements. A Craftsman frame gives you a simple, clean look, so no part of your home looks gaudy compared to the rest. If utilizing Craftsman fashion is what you want, this is the frame for you. Currently available in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only.
L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is possibly the least complex and most functional frame style. They have a sleek, modern look, and are typically the easiest to work around for specialty windows. The L-frame can work as either an inside or outside mount, in case you want 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 offer a stylized, sophisticated look to your window, similar to bass or crown 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 hugs the jamb and extends to the outside creating a “Z” shape. That wraparound shape lets it substitute for window trim if you don’t have any existing trim. Z-frames are available in for all of our shutter products.
Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame definitely lives up to its name. With extensive texturing 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 offered in Ovation and Polywood shutters only.
Beyond the type of frame, there are still a great deal of options for you to choose from. All of our frames are able to add on a sill piece attachment, as well as other custom additions your installer can tell you about. To find out more about the custom options for your shutters, give your local Raleigh shutter pros a call at 919-887-9198