Craftsman Shutters and Other Custom Frame Options for Cleveland06/26/2017Nate Gromen It doesn’t happen often, but we’ve heard a Cleveland homeowner or two claim that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s eliminate any misconception – that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people don’t realize just how many options there are when it comes to custom plantation shutters in Cleveland, and the impact those options can have. One of the most important of those options is the frame style you choose for your shutters. Cleveland Custom Shutter Frames The options available to you for shutter frames will depend on: The style of your window. The depth of the window sill. Whether you need to have an inside or outside mount. Your own personal taste. A few of our shutter frames are only available in certain materials, such as our Polywood® faux wood shutters, a few are only able to work on 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 only offered by Sunburst. Here are some of the most common shutter frames we recommend to Cleveland homeowners. Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t turn on an episode of Flip or Flop without seeing Craftsman design. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was created specifically for Craftsman style houses and homes with similar aesthetics. A Craftsman frame offers a simple, clean look, so no part of your home looks gaudy compared to the rest. If getting back to your Craftsman roots is your desire, this is the frame for you. Currently available in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only. L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is probably the least complex and most practical type of shutter frame. They have a sleek, contemporary 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, in case you want 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 stylish, elegant look to your window, much like 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 creating a “Z” shape. That wrapping shape allows it to 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 definitely lives up to its name. With lots of texture and an attention-grabbing shape, this frame looks fantastic for windows that don’t have any trim, or if you want to cover your existing trim. Decorative frames are offered in Polywood faux wood and Ovation hardwood shutters. Alongside your custom shutter frame, there are still a wealth of options for you to further customize your shutters. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, in addition to other custom additions your installer can help you choose from. To find out more about the custom options for your shutters, call your local Cleveland pros at 440-561-6787 today.