Café shutters (also known as half-height shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and elegant looks of Boise plantation shutters on the bottom part of the frame, with open space above that lets light come in.
But Why Café Shutters?
Café shutters aren’t just a half set of shutters, though. 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 perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your space. Cafe shutters are also great for rooms that could use more natural light such as your dining room, living room, or the kitchen.
Café shutters can easily pair with a variety of other window treatments, if you’d want to occasionally cover the top half. Pair natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for that classic café feel, or put white Polywood cafe shutters with a set of bright and beautiful drapes for a more modern look. The combinations are endless when you can combine natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.
You may wonder, “But wouldn’t I just be better off installing regular shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer here, since each home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for help choosing the best fit for your windows
But some homeowners 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 window shutters, with one caveat. With most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail have two moving halves, so you can move the top half of your louvers without changing the bottom, and vice-versa.
A divider rail means that you get 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 that same café shutter look if and when you need it.
Get Café Shutters in Boise Today!
Want to find out if café shutters would fit your design? It comes down to your home’s unique needs, design, and your own personal flair. If you’re looking for a second opinion, Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions would love to help.
Call our office at 208-609-9129 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.