Café shutters (also called half-height shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and classic looks of Boston plantation shutters on the bottom part of your window, with open space above that lets light come 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 in their own right, designed to let in an amount of light at all times, while at the same time giving you privacy. This makes them awesome partners for tall or high-wall windows in your home. They also work perfectly in rooms that can make beautiful use of natural light like your living room or kitchen and dining room.
Café shutters are able to pair with just about any other window treatment, in case you’d rather not keep the top of your window frame bare. Pair natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for a classic café mood, or install white Polywood cafe shutters with some solid drapes for a more modern look. There are many possibilities when you can combine natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your imagination.
You might think, “Should I just install a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right or wrong answer here, as each home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for advice on choosing the perfect fit for your home
But if you want to bridge the gap between full plantation shutters and café style shutters. For that, you need divider rail plantation shutters.
Divider Rail Shutters Offer The Best of Both Worlds
Divider rail shutters the full frame of a normal set of plantation shutters, but with an added bonus. With most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters have two moving halves, meaning that you can tilt the bottom half of your louvers without changing the top, and vice-versa.
With a divider rail you can have all the advantages of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. You can completely close your shutters for privacy, temperature and light control. And when you adjust the louvers to lay horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you the look of cafe shutters when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in Boston Today!
So are café shutters or divider rail shutters right for you? It comes down to your home’s specific needs, design, and your own personal flair. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Boston would love to help.
Call our office at 781-352-2205 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.