Window shutters add interest to your home, and are also very functional in that they protect your windows from the elements, boost privacy, and control natural light. There are tons of different kinds of shutters for you to choose, but even more when you start to think about custom window shutters for your Elk Grove, CA home.
Custom shutters are one of the best options for homeowners like you, as they allow you to create the ideal shutters that meet your style preferences, home design, and functional needs. But when the sky is the limit for customizing your shutters, it can be hard to know where to start. Rather than get overwhelmed, use these 4 ideas to inspire your custom window shutters.
- Framing and Divider Rails – Framing and divider rails add interest and function to any shutter. When thinking about framing, you can choose full shutters that open as one singe panel, double hung shutters than can be opened at the top and bottom separately or together, or café shutters than only cover half of the window for a clear view at eye level. Divider rails, on the other hand, are stationary strips that allow you to open the top louvers while leaving the bottom closed. You can easily customize your divider rail to be at whatever height you want.
- Mounting – Shutters can be mounted inside or outside the window opening. Before you can consider which one you want, be sure to check if you have molding on your window opening. If you do, you should mount your shutters on the inside of the window opening, as the shutters will be directly attached to the window frame with hinges to protect the molding. If you don’t have molding, you can mount inside or out depending on your preference. An “L” frame goes outside your window opening, while a “Z” frame overlaps the corners of your window opening. Choose whichever one suits your fancy. However, outside mounting features built-in molding that will give your window a finished look.
- Louver Sizes – Window shutters can be customized by louver size, too. Louvers come in many different sizes like 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ louver sizes. Larger louvers give a clearer view outside, while smaller louvers give a more proportional look to small windows while offering a bit more privacy. You can choose large louvers to compliment large windows, or small louvers for more privacy that still allows for some natural light to get inside.
- Tilting Types – You can order shutters than tilt in different ways to match your exact needs or preferences. You can go for a traditional tilt bar with a timeless look, or for more modern hidden tilts that allow for a better outside view. Both tilt styles function great, so it depends on what you prefer.
These are just 4 of the many, many ways you can customize window shutters to be absolutely perfect for your home. If you want to learn more about your Elk Grove, CA window shutter options, please reach out to The Shutter Source. You can visit us at 11265 Sunrise Gold Cir Ste K Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, or give us a call at (877) 333-9424 to learn more about what we can do for you.