If you are considering plantation window shutters, don’t let tiled window recesses put you off. It is perfectly feasible to fit successfully to a tiled recess, with several options to make ensure you achieve a professional finish even if the tiles mean there isn’t a straight edge to fit to. This is usually an issue in the bathroom or kitchen windows where tiles stop a third of the way up the recess.
Option 1 – Cut outs
You can order the shutter frame with side cut outs which will allow the frame to fit neatly around the tiles. You will need to measure the how far the tiles protrude into the recess and how high up they fit. Enter these details into the notes box on the order form or contact me directly about them. This cut out option is only available on the wooden shutters and does cost extra.
Option 2 – Fit Inside the tiles
For larger tiles or to keep costs down you can choose to fit the frame inside the tiles. This results in a larger shadow gap above the tiled section, but if you keep this gap equal around the top and sides the plantation window shutters will look fine. Take the width measurements from inside the tiles and treat this as the smallest width. You will also need to measure how thick the tiles are to calculate how much to deduct from the overall height to create a matching shadow gap around the top. If you let me know all these measurements I can help with the deductions.
Option 3 – Side infill’s
For the more adventurous DIY customers you can fit as in option 2 and then fit some infill’s around the frame to cover the gaps. I can supply custom infill’s or you can supply your own. Infill’s can look nice if you paint them to match the wall colouring. That way the shutters will standout and look like they are fitted neatly within the recess.
For further advice on your tiled windows and how to fit plantation window shutters, you could take some photos and upload them in your account and I will contact you by phone to help and advise you.