How to Measure Your Plantation Shutters With Confidence

Plantation shutters are a timeless addition to anybody’s home. Due to the current pandemic, more customers are enquiring about measuring installing their plantation shutters themselves.

If you’re thinking of measuring and installing your plantation shutters yourself, Totally Shutters offer a DIY option and support you every step of the way in measuring for shutters, starting with these top tips:

Inside or outside mount?

If your window has a recess wide enough to accommodate a shutter-frame, then an inside mount would be ideal. Simply measure inside the recess at three different spots for the width and height. Record the smallest of those three measurements.

If the window recess is minimal, or there are obstructions like handles around your window, then an outside mount would be for you. For an outside mount, you will need to measure the outside of your existing window trim for width and height measurements.

If you have chosen a cafe style shutter (half-height shutter) then the rules are the same, except instead of measuring the full height of your windows, you will only measure up to where you wish your shutters to finish.

Window tilts and decorative trims

If your windows have the functionality of tilting inwards, then an outside mount is recommended, as there’ll be no frame blocking this function. If you have a decorative trim around your window that you do not wish to drill or hide, then an inside mount would be ideal as it will fit inside your recess allowing your period features to shine.


If you need help measuring your plantation shutters or would like to book a FREE, no obligation in-house survey with one of our shutter experts, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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