Shutter Options and Parts In Chicago

When deciding on which plantation shutters to buy in Chicago, there are many shutter options that you can choose from. Whether it’s deciding which frame style fits your window perfectly or what form of tilt rod you want, our design professionals will provide you with all the options for shutters in Chicago so your shutters seamlessly fit your home.


Both Polywood plantation shutters and Ovation hardwood shutters are available in several colors, paints, and stains.

Louver Sizes


Plantation shutter louvers are manufactured in three sizes: 2.5”, 3.5”, and 4.5”. Even though louver size is your choice, we’ve seen over our years of experience that you can let more light in with larger louvers to liven up the room – and have a larger view to look out from.

When your furniture and fixtures are blocking a portion of your window, adjusting the shutter louvers lets in more light and more of the view of your neighborhood. In this case, larger louvers let you see more through your plantation shutters, Chicago! 

  Three sizes of louvers

Frame Styles

Utilizing either a frame or hang strip, all plantation shutters in Chicago can be mounted on a window. Our design experts will do custom mounting, even without a frame if necessary. Here are some of the frame shutter styles we offer. The Craftsman frame is only offered for Polywood® shutters. Contact our a design expert for more options

Inside Mount L Frame in Chicago Outside Mount L Frame in Chicago Z Frame in Chicago Z Frame with Sill Piece in Chicago Outside Mount Frame Shutter in Chicago Decorative Outside Frame Shutter with Sill in Chicago Craftsman Frame with Sill in Chicago Craftsman Frame with Mitered Corner Chicago

Tilt Rods

Our traditional front mount tilt rod is our customers’ favorite tilt rod. This style of tilt rod is the one regularly associated with plantation shutters, giving them their elegant look. Since the tilt rod hangs on the front of the shutters, it’s easy to open your shutters to let light in and completely close them for additional privacy. 

You can also choose our rear-mounted tilt rod, which is another easy way to get the appearance of a hidden tilt rod without the expense of an internally mounted gear mechanism. The back corner of each louver has a thin metal strip that regulates the motion of your plantation shutters

Door Handle Cutout 

French door with cutout for shutters

Doors covered with shutters in Chicago are elegant. But what if your door has a handle that reaches over the glass? Our experts build the shutters around your door handle. With that, you have stunning doors with tilting shutters. And you are able to save the door handle!

These stylish shutters give your doors a custom style while letting you maintain the consistent look of shutters throughout your house. Door handle cutouts are available in rounded and square shapes. Whatever look you want, our installation professionals help you customize your doors with shutter options in Chicago to fit décor and personal taste.