A misconception we hear occasionally from Detroit homeowners is that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s get rid of any confusion – that couldn’t be further from reality.
Many people aren’t aware of just how many options there are when it comes to shopping for plantation shutters in Detroit, and the impact those options could have. One of the most important of those options is the frame style you choose for your shutters.
Detroit Custom Shutter Frames
The options available to you for shutter frames will depend a few different things:
How your window opens and shuts.
The depth of the window sill.
Whether you’ll have an outside mount or inside mount.
Your own personal style.
Some of our shutter frames are only available in certain materials, like our Polywood® faux wood shutters, a few are only available with 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 our most popular shutter frames among Detroit 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 specifically for Craftsman style homes and homes with similar aesthetics. 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 your desire, this is the frame for you. Currently offered 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, contemporary look, and are usually the easiest to work around if you have a unique window shape. The L-frame can work as both an outside and inside mount, if you’d like to keep your existing window trim in place, and is offered in all of our different shutter types.
Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a common choice because they offer a chic, elegant look to your window, much like bass or crown molding. This frame is called a “Z-frame” because of the shape of its exterior, which is mounted on the inside of the window jamb, but hugs the jamb and extends to the outside in a “Z” figure. That wrapping shape means it can substitute for window trim if you don’t have any existing trim. Z-frames are available in every single one of our shutters.
Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame definitely lives up to its name. With extensive texturing and an elegant shape, this frame works best for windows without any trim, or if you want to cover your existing trim. Decorative frames are available 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 are able to add on a sill piece attachment, as well as other custom additions your installer can tell you about. To learn more about the custom options for your shutters, call your local Detroit pros at 248-429-9294