Café shutters (also known as half-height shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or in-home bar. Café shutters put the stylish louvers and vintage looks of Phoenix plantation shutters on the lower half of the frame, with open space on the top half to let light pour in.
But Why Café Shutters?
Café shutters are more than just a half set of shutters, however. They’re a whole window treatment all their own, designed to let in an amount of light all the time, yet still maintaining your privacy. This makes them great fits for tall or high-wall windows in your space. Cafe shutters are also great for rooms that can make beautiful use of natural light like 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. Match natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for that classic café mood, or put white Polywood cafe shutters with a set of solid drapes for a more up to date look. There are many possibilities when you can combine natural light, stylish plantation shutters, and your imagination.
You may ask yourself, “Should I just install standard shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right answer here, since every home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for tips to choose the best fit for your windows
But if you want to bridge the gap between full plantation shutters and café style shutters. That’s where divider rail shutters come in.
Divider Rail Shutters – The Best of Both Worlds
Plantation shutters with a divider rail have the full frame of a regular set of interior shutters, with an extra feature. With most shutters, all of the louvers move together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail have two halves that move separately, meaning that you can tilt the top half of your louvers without adjusting the bottom, and the other way around.
A divider rail means that you get all the advantages of café shutters, without having one half of your window bare. You can fully close your shutters for privacy, warmth and better lighting. And when you adjust the louvers to lay horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you that same café shutter look if you ever want it.
Get Café Shutters in Phoenix 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 style. If you’re stuck in the decision process, Sunburst Shutters Phoenix would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Phoenix at 480-485-7743 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.