Every so often we’ll hear a Dallas homeowner remark “all shutters look the same.” Let’s set the record straight – that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Most people don’t realize just how many options you have when it comes to choosing plantation shutters in Dallas, and what kind of impact those options may have. Possibly chief among those options is the style of shutter frame you pick.
Dallas Custom Shutter Frames
Your options 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, such as our Polywood® faux wood shutters, a few are exclusive to 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 only offered by Sunburst.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common shutter frames we recommend to Dallas homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t watch House Hunters for more than 5 minutes without seeing Craftsman design. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was built specifically for Craftsman style houses and homes that utilize Craftsman elements. A Craftsman frame offers a clean and simple look, so no part of your home looks “overdesigned” compared to the rest. If getting back to your Craftsman roots 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 simplest and most practical type of shutter frame. They have a tight, modern look, and are usually the easiest to work around if your window has a peculiar size or 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 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 on your window, much like crown or bass molding. It gets the name “Z-frame” due to 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” shape. That wraparound shape means it can substitute for window trim if your windows don’t have any existing trim. Z-frames are available in every single one of our shutters.
Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame delivers on the style front. With extensive texturing 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 Polywood faux wood and Ovation hardwood shutters.
Outside of the 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 help you choose from. To learn more about the custom options for your shutters, give your local Dallas shutter experts a call at 214-301-5066