Café shutters (sometimes known as half-height or half shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and elegant looks of Cleveland plantation shutters on the lower half of the frame, with open space above to let light pour in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters aren’t just the bottom half of a set of plantation shutters, however. They’re a whole window treatment all their own, built to let in some light all the time, yet still maintaining your privacy. This makes them great fits for tall or high-wall windows in your space. Another fantastic spot for cafe shutters is in any room that can make beautiful use of natural light such as the dining room, living room, or the kitchen.
Café shutters can pair with just about any other window treatment, if you’d prefer the top half of your window to be covered. Pair natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for that classic café mood, or match white Polywood cafe shutters with some solid drapes for a modern and elegant look. The combinations are endless when you can make use of natural light, classic plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.
You may wonder, “But wouldn’t I just be better off installing standard shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right answer here, because each home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for advice on choosing the best fit for your home
But some homeowners want to bridge the gap between full plantation shutters and café style shutters. If that’s the case, you want plantation shutters with a divider rail.
Divider Rail Shutters Give You The Best of Both Worlds
Plantation shutters with a divider rail have the full frame of a regular set of indoor shutters, but with an added bonus. On most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters have two moving halves, so you can adjust the bottom half of your louvers without changing the top, and the other way around.
With divider rail shutters you can have all the benefits of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. You can completely close your shutters for privacy, temperature and light control. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re almost invisible, giving you that same café shutter look if you ever want it.
Get Café Shutters in Cleveland Today!
Want to find out if café shutters would fit your design? It comes down to your home’s specific needs, design, and your own personal style. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Cleveland would love to help.
Call our office at 440-561-6787 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.