Café shutters (also called half-height shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stylish louvers and elegant looks of Southern California plantation shutters on the bottom half of your window, with open space above to let light pour in.
But Why Café Shutters?
Café shutters are more than just a half set of shutters, however. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters all their own, designed to let in some light at all times, but maintaining your privacy all the same. This means they’re awesome partners for tall or high-wall windows in your house. They also work perfectly in rooms that can make beautiful use of natural light like your kitchen or dining room.
Café shutters can easily pair with several other window treatments, in case you’d want to occasionally cover the top half. Pair natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for that cozy café feel, or pair white Polywood cafe shutters with a set of brightly-colored drapes for a modern and elegant look. There are many possibilities when you can make use of natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your imagination.
You may ask yourself, “Should I just install regular shutters on my window?” There’s no right or wrong answer here, because each home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for advice on choosing the best fit for your home
But if you want the best of both full plantation shutters and cafe style shutters. That’s where divider rail shutters come in.
Divider Rail Shutters Offer The Best of Both Worlds
With divider rail plantation shutters you get the full frame of a regular set of interior shutters, with an extra feature. On most shutters, all of the louvers move together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters have two moving halves, meaning that you can tilt the top half of your louvers without moving the bottom, and vice-versa.
With a divider rail you basically have all the benefits of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. You can completely close your shutters for privacy, and to keep your home more comfortable. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you the look of cafe shutters if and when you need it.
Get Café Shutters in Southern California Today!
Want to find out if café shutters would fit your design? It all depends on your home’s unique needs, design, and your own personal flair. If you’re stuck in the decision process, Sunburst Shutters Southern CA would love to help.
Call our office at 888-611-2474 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.