Kestrel European Shutters
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Interior or ExteriorThe 6 designs of European shutters shown below can be used as either interior shutters, exterior shutters or doors in any of the layouts shown on our shutter layout page.
Designs of Board and Batten Shutters
Shutters with Breadboard TopsIn this style the individual boards are tenoned at the top and pegged into mortises in a wooden "breadboard" top rail. When the shutters are closed the traditional diamonds allow for light to enter into your home.
Shutters with KickoutsA shutter within a shutter. The smaller, inner shutter acts as a bermuda shutter being hinged at the top. This allows you to prop out the inner shutter when the shutters are closed over your window. This design can also be used in a door with the kick-out in the upper portion of the door.
Shutters with Louvers over Tongue & GrooveHere the fixed louvers at the top are both aesthetic and functional. The louvers act as a decorative cap piece while providing you with light and ventilation when the shutters are closed.
|In addition to the options that are suitable for most styles of interior shutters and exterior shutters (found here) we can work with you to meet your specific design requirements.
Options for European Board and Batten Shutters
Board & Batten Shutter Board WidthsThere is no standard board size on our board & batten shutters. We custom size the vertical boards so that they are proportional and to meet your needs.
Board & Batten Shutter Batten Direction
Breadboard TopA breadboard top comes standard on our European Board & Batten shutters but it is also available on the bottom edge.
CutoutsOne of our standard European Board & Batten shutters comes with rows of diamond cutouts. Other cutout designs are available as well.
Options for European Tongue & Groove Shutters
Tongue & Groove Direction
Panel CutoutsWe offer several standard panel cutout designs or we can match your own designs. Etched patterns and monograms are also available.
Options for European Louvered Shutters