Inside vs Outside Mount

What is the difference between an Inside & Outside Mounted Plantation Shutter?

When designing your shutters, it's important to first decide whether you need to mount your shutters on the inside or outside of your window. Although the shutter panels are the same, the shutter frame mount will impact on functionality and design. In majority of window designs there will only be one option that fits your window best.

Our easy step by step Design Centre will prompt you to answer basic questions which will help us provide expert recommendations on the best fitting shutter for your window. You also have the flexibility to choose your own configurations if you want something different.

The images below will guide you to select the best mount for your window.

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Inside Mount vs Outside Mount Shutter

Inside mounted shutters sit inside the window recess and are usually fitted flush against the wall. In contrast, outside mounted shutters are fitted onto the wall, around the window. Both mounting options look great! Some prefer inside mounting because the shutters don't extend into the room. Inside mounting also results in a slightly smaller shutter, saving you money.

What is an Inside Mounted (Recess Fit) Plantation Shutter?

An inside mounted shutter is when the shutter fits just inside your window recess. An inside mount can use an L-Frame or Z-frame, and will work with most types of architraves.

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What is an Outside Mount (Face Fit) Plantation Shutter?

An outside mounted shutter is when the shutter is affixed to the outside face of your window architrave. An outside mount uses an L-frame, and can be fitted to almost any type of architrave or directly onto the wall.

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Gil Baker
By: Gil Baker Published: 08 Feb 2018