Walnut Plantation Shutters in Commercial Spaces

This post is about a very special project for Kirtz Shutters.    We just completed installation of walnut shutters for Coach Gundy’s office, the head football coach of Oklahoma State University. Go Pokes!

Our company is composed of many individuals who “bleed orange”, no one more so than our owner, Chris.  So needless to say, we felt privileged to have the opportunity to work on this project.

But lets talk about the shutters, there are a few unique charecteristics to note about this project.

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Plantation Shutter Installation in Casement Windows

Casement windows offer one of the most complicated installation concerns of any type of window. There are several options for fitting a casement window with plantation shutters.  Lets consider them all.

Direct Hinge

This is when a shutter hinges directly into the window jamb.  You need enough depth in the window jamb (about 1 1/4″ for a Kirtz Shutters) to contain the shutter panel plus room for any hardware (magnets or ball catches). Some times we can make it work with less than this, but it requires that your hinge protrude past the jamb a bit and it really isn’t the best look.   The pro’s with this application is it can be a very clean, simple look.  The con’s are that if your window is out of square the light gaps around the shutter will be uneven and will magnify the imperfections of the window.

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