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How to Pick Your Plantation Shutter Frames

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February 12, 2023

Plantation shutters are universally appealing and used in upgraded homes and high-end offices. They are superior in looks, style, elegance, and adjustment for incoming light and heat. It is no wonder most upscale homes in southern Nevada prefer installing them.

A huge benefit to plantation shutters is the wide selection and variety of modifications individual people can find and use to make their shutters fit stylistically. Whether décor and furniture skew toward a traditional or a contemporary style, shutters accommodate every type of décor and furniture.

A special adaptation unique to plantation shutters, and certainly an advantage over Venetian blinds, is that designers can select different varieties of the framework. Think of the process just like selecting picture frames or molding for a favorite piece of artwork. When considering a frame for a picture, we look at it and pay close attention to the colors, lighting, and era portrayed. For example, it would not make sense to frame a historic Rembrandt in a shiny glossy, one-inch black frame. But we might consider a wooden one, thick and heavily grained; perhaps with a little strip of golden inlay between the canvass edge of the elegant pastoral scene and the frame itself.

We often feel like our homes are our personal Rembrandts. We were picky when we chose them and we have continued to invest years of hard work and attention to every detail to make them more livable and comfortable. They are pieces of us. Important reflections of who we are and what we value and care about. Like many pieces of personal art, we seem to have a never-ending desire to tinker with them, making them better, and elevating them to perfection.

Lots of people undergo similar feelings when they are in the process of buying plantation shutters and when it comes to selecting the custom framework for them. Best Buy Shutters is here to help with that because we know it can be very challenging.

Shutter Frame Samples

There are tons of framework selections to choose from and Best Buy Shutters has samples of each. You can even take them home to see how they might look. Or better yet, call for a free, in-home consultation and we will bring samples to you. It’s convenient and saves precious time. Our design consultants will offer a wide array of frameworks you can choose from. And we have design ideas and images to show you too. Some framework is artfully grooved or scalloped. Others appear layered. There are all sorts of designs, selections, and styles. It can be mind-boggling and confusing, and that’s where we help. You see we have seen it all and seen it in actual use.  We can give you a pretty good idea about the better preferences, even if you want something uncommon.


Structurally, plantation shutter frames usually come in two styles: the Z-frame and the L-frame.

Z-frames, as the name suggests, are in the shape of the letter Z when viewed from an end cut. When built, they overlap the edges of windows. They fit over and around the wall recesses for the windows. You get impactful looks, and they open pretty far.

When viewed from a cut end, L-frames look, as you would expect, like the letter L. They have a simpler design like a boxed square and fit inside the recess for the window opening. Because of this inside array, the distance near the glass can be adjusted when L-frames are used, whereas Z-frame designs inhibit forward movement because of the limitation of the walls.


It’s nice to see samples of each design set up against your wall to be sure which you really prefer.

In addition, we offer slats with different widths. Some people prefer wider and accordingly fewer slats, while others prefer a busier or more intricate look of thinner slats.

The shutter adjustment rods can be exposed or hidden as you prefer. These are just a few of the many options and choices available to you. For a better overview and complete details contact Best Buy Shutters at 702.870-9000 or join us online at https://bestbuyshuttersusa.com/

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