This blog provides a second option if you have windows that open inwards but want to fit an indoor shutter. My previous blog dealt with using the deco frame, but here I look at another alternative depending on how much room you have between the window and the recess.
Option 2 – Batten fix
Generally, windows that open inwards have more room at the sides than they do at the top or bottom. This means you can fit battens down each side of the window recess and leave enough room for the window to open in between the battens. A smaller top or bottom stop can be fitted to provide something to secure the shutters to when they are closed.
Side battens may require some planning to achieve a tight/neat fit as fitting an indoor shutter this way is more like hanging a door and could need several attempts to get it right.
The battens would need to be fitted towards the front of the recess to allow the shutters to be folded back around the wall to keep them out of the way from the window.
Side fix frame
Depending on room, you can pre-mount the panels on a side fix frame. This type of frame has a removable insert to hide your fixing screws, but the frames are also wider (38mm wide) than using a batten. This type of fixing would still require a top and bottom stop.
This style of fixing can be ordered in a 3 sided frame if you have the room.
An indoor shutter can be ordered as single shutters, hinged or unhinged with any size batten or shape to suit your window. This leaves many custom options open for the more adventurous DIY’ers. If you have ideas of your own and require something special, your best option is to create an account on my website, then upload some photos of your windows and call me direct so we talk through exactly what you want to achieve.
You can find more information on inward opening windows on my last blog here.