A misconception we hear occasionally from San Jose homeowners is that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s set the record straight – that couldn’t be further from reality.
Many people don’t realize just how many options you have when it comes to buying plantation shutters in San Jose, and the huge impact those options can have. One of the most important of those options is the type of shutter frame you go with.
San Jose Custom Shutter Frames
The options available to you for shutter frames will depend on four things primarily:
The style of your window.
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 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 will have a look that may blend in perfectly with your existing trim, like our Craftsman frame shutters, built for Craftsman style homes and offered exclusively by Sunburst.
Here are some of the most common shutter frames we recommend to San Jose homeowners.
Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t open a Better Homes and Gardens without seeing Craftsman style. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was built especially for Craftsman style houses and similar designs. A Craftsman frame gives you a clean and simple look, so no part of your home looks out of place compared to the rest. If getting back to your Craftsman roots is what you want, this is your shutter frame. Currently offered in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only.
L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is possibly the least complex and most practical frame we offer. They have a sleek, modern look, and tend to be the easiest to work around if your window has a peculiar size or shape. 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 all of our different shutter types.
Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a popular choice because they offer a stylized, elegant look on 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 making a “Z” figure. That wraparound shape allows it to substitute for window trim if your windows 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 lots of texture and an attention-grabbing shape, this frame works best for windows without any trim, or if you want to cover your existing trim. Decorative frames are offered in Ovation and Polywood shutters only.
Alongside your custom shutter frame, there are still a lot of options for you to further customize your shutters. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, as well as other add-ons your installer can help you choose from. To learn more about your custom shutter options, call your local San Jose pros at 916-542-1305