Frame Styles of Shutters
People often think about shutters in terms of the color, the material and the louver sizes. These are legitimate concerns when placing a shutter order, but frames are important too. In the video below, I show one option that we do a lot. It is a Z-Frame, which I will explain in a moment. But know that the type of frame that you choose is relevant to the type of window you have and also the style that you are trying to create. Let’s discuss it for a bit. But, please know that when we work with our clients, we go over even more details to help them be thrilled by their selections.
Shutter Frame Options
I’ve attached the Norman Window Fashions Shutter Photos so you can see the frame choices that they offer. The most important thing to understand is that the choices you make are based on how the shutters will be mounted. You can mount the shutter completely inside the window opening or you can have it installed completely around the window itself. That means that the shutter projects into your room a bit more, since the entire shutter is designed to be off the front of the space.
There is another option that is kind of a hybrid choice. That is called a Z-Frame. Why does it have that name? Because it kind of has a Z shape. Take a look at the lower photo. It will show you the shape of the frame. But understand that it can be complicated to visualize this since you are only seeing the frame. When you look at the video above, you will see the Z-Frame in action. It is a clean look and makes up for irregularities in the squareness of the window itself.
So, when you look at the colors, it may help you understand how it works. The Frame is the Red Color. Notice how it looks like a Z. The part toward the room is at the top. It covers the wall for about an inch to the outside of the window opening. The shutter, in gray, sits in the the L section at the top right side. You will notice also that the black section which is the window is toward the bottom. You need to verify first that you have enough clearance to fit the frame and the louvers when they are opened.
I can give you a lot more information when we work together on your project. I have all the samples that allow me to show you exactly how they are going to work in your home or office. I know this was technical. I’m better at showing you in person than writing this kind of specification on custom shutters. But thanks for reading our blog.
Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.