Can I Install Shutters Myself?

Brisbane News

We don’t believe there is a necessity for a professional plantation shutter installer to have to go to every home and install every shutter. In fact, we believe that everyone can and will be able to install their own shutters by purchasing the pre-built, ready-to-go plantation shutter product.

Plantation shutters are a timeless addition to any home, offering both style and functionality. While hiring a professional for installation is an option, installing plantation shutters yourself can be a rewarding and cost-effective project. With the right tools and a step-by-step approach, you can have your windows adorned with these elegant window treatments in no time. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to install plantation shutters yourself.

Tools & Materials You Need:

  1. Your new pre-built Brisbane Shutters
  2. Screwdriver
  3. Level
  4. Measuring tape
  5. Pencil
  6. Saw (if you need to trim the shutter frames)
  7. Anchors and screws
  8. Drill
  9. Camera to snap the final touches

1. Assemble Your Frames

Assemble the shutter frames according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Most kits come with pre-drilled holes, making this step relatively straightforward. If needed, trim the frames to fit your window dimensions.

2. Attach Hinges

Attach the hinges to the shutter panels and the frames. Make sure they are evenly spaced and level to ensure the shutters open and close smoothly.

3. Position Shutters/Frames To Window

Place the frames into the window opening and ensure they are level and square. Use shims if necessary to make adjustments. Once in place, mark where the frames will be anchored to the wall.

4. Drill & Anchor Shutters

Drill pilot holes where you’ve marked for anchors and then secure the frames to the wall using screws and anchors. Be sure to check for a straight, even level again before fully tightening the screws.
Hang the shutter panels on the hinges and make any necessary adjustments to ensure they open and close smoothly. Double-check that everything is level and aligned properly again.

5. Final Finishes (Take Your Snap! 📸)

Complete the installation by securing any additional clasps, catches or magnets to keep your new shutters closed. You can now enjoy the beauty and functionality of plantation shutters in your home without the need for professional installation.

We have a full range of pre-built, ready-to-go plantation shutters. Click here to see if we have your measurements available and enjoy new plantation shutters in your home today!