A third option for fitting a DIY shutter on windows or doors that open inwards is actually fitting it directly onto the opening part of the window or door. The shutters will need to be ordered without a frame, to keep the depth to a minimum or with just side battens with inserts.
Option 3 – Shutters only
This option is only possible if you have enough room between the window and wall when the window is in the open position, otherwise, the DIY shutter will stop the window opening fully. In most cases, if you choose a small louvre blade, the blade will open and close within the glazing bar of the window without hitting the glass. You will need 10mm clearance to be able to achieve this. When fitting panels only without a frame, they can be screwed directly to the window/door. This will mean for cleaning the panels will need to be unscrewed.
Battens with inserts
If you have room and you want to be able to hinge open the panels, you can order battens with inserts. This is a simple version of the full frame, the battens are rectangular and do not have the built-in backstops like the frames. They do have the removable inserts which hide all the fixing holes making fitting easy.
While this may sound more complex than the other options it can be very straightforward. If you want to fit a DIY shutter and have any queries following my blogs on inward opening windows why not register an account on my website and send me a message.