Craftsman Shutters and Other Custom Frame Options for Minneapolis06/26/2017George Christ It doesn’t happen often, but we’ve heard a Minneapolis homeowner or two claim that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s get rid of any confusion – those claims couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people don’t know the number of options you have when it comes to buying plantation shutters in Minneapolis, and what kind of impact those options may have. Possibly chief among those options is the frame style you choose for your shutters. Minneapolis Custom Shutter Frames Your options for shutter frames will depend on: How your window opens and shuts. 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, some are only available with an inside or outside mount of a window, and some will be a better match for your existing trim, like our Craftsman frame shutters, built 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 Minneapolis 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 especially for Craftsman style homes and homes with similar aesthetics. A Craftsman frame offers a clean and simple look, so no part of your home looks “overdesigned” compared to the rest. If echoing some historic home style is what you want, this is the frame for you. Currently offered in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only. L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is possibly the least complex and most practical type of shutter frame. They have a smooth, modern look, and are typically 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 available in Polywood® faux wood shutters, Ovation® hardwood shutters, reclaimed wood shutters and Studio™ shutters. Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a common choice because they offer a stylish, elegant look on your window, not unlike 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 hugs the jamb and extends to the outside making a “Z” shape. That extended shape means it can substitute for window trim if you 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 eye-catching 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. Outside of the shutter frame, there are still a lot of options for you to choose from. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, in addition to other add-ons your installer can walk you through. To learn more about the custom options for your shutters, give your local Minneapolis shutter experts a call at 952-856-8130 today.