Stylize Your Shutters With Custom Craftsman Shutter Frames and More for Hartford06/26/2017Holly Perron Every so often we’ll hear a Hartford homeowner remark “all shutters look the same.” Let’s get rid of any confusion – those claims couldn’t be further from reality. Most people aren’t aware of the number of options you have when it comes to buying plantation shutters in Hartford, and the huge impact those options may have. One of the most important of those options is the type of shutter frame you go with. Hartford Custom Shutter Frames The options available to you for shutter frames will depend on four things primarily: How your window opens and closes. The depth of the window jamb. 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, built for Craftsman style homes and offered exclusively by Sunburst. Here are some of the most commonly picked shutter frames for Hartford homeowners. Craftsman Frame Shutters - You can’t read a single article about contemporary home design without seeing Craftsman design. This Sunburst-exclusive frame was designed especially for Craftsman style houses and similar designs. A Craftsman frame offers a simple, clean look, so no part of your home looks out of place compared to the rest. If utilizing Craftsman fashion is your desire, this is your shutter frame. Currently offered in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only. L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is probably the simplest and most functional type of shutter frame. They have a tight, contemporary look, and are typically the easiest to work around if your window has a peculiar size or shape. The L-frame can work as both an outside and inside mount, if you’d like to keep your existing window trim in place, and is available in every single one of our shutters. Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a popular choice because they offer a stylized, sophisticated look to your window, much like bass or crown molding. The name “Z-frame” comes from the shape of its exterior, which is mounted on the inside of the window jamb, but wraps around to the outside in a “Z” figure. That wrapping shape lets it 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 elegant 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 available in Ovation and Polywood shutters only. Beyond the type of frame, there are still a great deal of options for you to further customize your shutters. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, as well as other custom additions your installer can walk you through. To learn more about the custom options for your shutters, call your local Hartford experts at 860-266-5459 today.