Window shutters are a great addition to the inside of any home. Not only are shutters very attractive, but they are quite functional as well and can increase the privacy and energy-efficiency of your home. If you are getting ready to upgrade old blinds or drapes for window shutters, here is a quick overview of the types of window shutters that you can choose from.
Depending on the look that you prefer, you can choose different types of window shutters that are mounted in one of three different ways:
Surface Mount: Surface mounted shutters are designed to sit up against the wall so they stick out slightly. This makes the shutter stand out more because it protrudes from the wall.
Recess Mount: Recess mounted shutters are designed to look very sleek and unassuming. Instead of sitting up against the wall, they are mounted completely within the window cavity so they don’t protrude at all.
Flush Mount: Flush mounted shutters do not protrude as much as surface mounted shutters, but they do protrude slightly from the window cavity. Most of the frame is within the window cavity but the lip of the frame sits on the outside of the window cavity, against the wall.
Different types of window shutters have different louver sizes that are typically 2 ½, 3 ½, or 4 ½. The largest sizes provide a greater view when opened, while the smallest sizes offer a smaller view when opened and create a cottage-like look.
You can also choose from various colors when you are choosing window shutters, and you can even have your shutters custom-made to your preferences.