Customize Your Shutters With Craftsman Shutter Frames and More for Cincinnati06/26/2017Lisa Renee Nieberding It doesn’t happen often, but we’ve heard a Cincinnati homeowner or two claim that “all shutters look the same.” Let’s eliminate any misconception – those claims couldn’t be further from reality. Many people aren’t aware of the number of options you have when it comes to choosing plantation shutters in Cincinnati, and the impact those options can have. Possibly chief among those options is the frame style you choose for your shutters. Cincinnati Custom Shutter Frames Your options for shutter frames will depend a few different things: How your window opens and shuts. The depth of the window sill. Whether you need to have an inside or outside mount. Your own personal style. A few of our shutter frames are offered only 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, great for Craftsman style homes and only offered by Sunburst. Here are some of the most common shutter frames we recommend to Cincinnati 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 houses and homes that utilize Craftsman elements. A Craftsman frame offers 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 your desire, this is the frame for you. Currently offered in Polywood and reclaimed wood shutters only. L-Frame Shutters - An L-frame is possibly the simplest and most functional frame we offer. They have a sleek, modern look, and tend to be the easiest to work around for specialty windows. The L-frame can work as both an outside and inside mount, in case you want to keep your existing window trim, and is offered in every single one of our shutters. Z-Frame Shutters - Z-frames are a popular choice because they give you a stylish, sophisticated 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 in a “Z” figure. That wraparound shape makes it so you don’t even need window trim around the window. Z-frames are available in for all of our shutter products. Decorative Frame Shutters - A decorative frame is all about style. 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. Beyond the type of frame, there are still a lot of options for you to choose from. All of our frames can have a sill piece attachment added, as well as other custom additions your installer can tell you about. To learn more about your custom shutter options, give your local Cincinnati shutter pros a call at 513-216-9740 today.