It doesn’t happen often, but we’ve heard a Chicago homeowner or two claim that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s set the record straight – that couldn’t be further from reality.
Many people aren’t aware of just how many options there are when it comes to custom plantation shutters in Chicago, and what kind of impact those options can have. Possibly chief among those options is the type of shutter frame you go with.
Chicago Custom Shutter Frames
The options available to you for shutter frames will depend a few different things:
How your window opens and closes.
The depth of the window sill.
Whether you need to have an inside or outside mount.
Your own personal style.
Some of our shutter frames are only available in certain materials, like our Polywood® faux wood shutters, some are only available with an inside or outside mount of a window, and some might just look better than others with your existing trim, like our Craftsman frame shutters, great for Craftsman style homes and offered exclusively by Sunburst.
Here are some of our most popular shutter frames among Chicago homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t turn on an episode of Flip or Flop without seeing Craftsman style. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was created especially 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 what you want, 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 functional frame we offer. They have a tight, contemporary look, and tend to be 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 offered in Polywood® faux wood shutters, Ovation® hardwood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters and Studio™ shutters.
Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a widely-chosen style because they offer a chic, sophisticated look to your window, similar to 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” figure. That extended shape makes it so you don’t even need window trim around the window. Z-frames are available in all of our shutter materials.
Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame is all about style. With stylish 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.
Beyond the type of 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 add-ons your installer can walk you through. To learn more about the custom options for your shutters, call your local Chicago pros at 847-250-6544