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Café Shutters Offer Your Room For Stunning Looks

A half shutter allows you privacy on the bottom and leaves the top open for light and view. But, with the large louvers of plantation shutters, is it the best look for your Southern California windows?

White cafe shutters in a kitchen.
The café or half-shutter look works great with the large louvers of a plantation shutter – if it’s designed properly. That’s where the divider rail comes in.

The Divider Rail Solution

A divider rail gives your plantation shutters a completed, fully finished, appearance on the window. At the same time, it allows you to close the bottom louvers for privacy and adjust the top ones for light. Adjusting the top louvers is helpful during the day when the sun is interfering with you watching TV. And a 3.5” or 4.5” louver will almost disappear when opened flat, giving you a good deal of space to look through. So, you won’t have to worry about losing any of your view.

Cafe shutters in brown at a kitchen

In the end, it’s a style choice – whether you want the look of a half shutter or that of a full plantation shutter with a divider rail.

How Are Café Style Shutters Built?

We start by measuring the length and width of your window, recording where it’s best to stop the shutters – for that café look. Then we go back to our store and order your hand-crafted plantation shutters to meet those specifications – whether a divider rail is included or not. Utilizing a combination of advanced computer software and custom design templates based on your windows, we design and make your plantation shutters in the café style – and apply the finishes and colors you chose.

Our skilled installers will mount the café shutters on your windows. They’ll double check that the louvers can be opened and the divider rail – if included – is operational.

Call 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!