A Kirtz Shutter on an eyebrow arched window is one of my favorite applications. There is no other window treatment that comes close to offering the same amount of functionality and beauty.
The homeowner for this shutter project wanted a way to block more light than her current treatment allowed. After seeing the Kirtz Shutter at the Wichita home show, she had us out to take a look and see what we could do.
She decided on a 4 1/2″ louver with a tilt rod that is custom stained to match her existing window casing. We added a divider rail at the transom location. This allowed us to (a) mimic the design of the window and (b) recess the shutter deeper into the window jamb (if we had done louvers all the way up they would have hit the vertical mullion, requiring us to pull them out further into the room).
Notice how the shutter louvers are actually shaped to allow them to be functional and open and close…. No short cuts (big solid wood pieces at the arch portion) with a Kirtz Shutter!
A BZ frame rests nicely on her existing casing, making it look like shutters had always been the plan for her window.
Give us a call to see what we can do for your windows… 800-416-6455