Café shutters (also known as half-height shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the beautiful louvers and classic looks of Clearwater plantation shutters on the bottom half of windows, with open space above to let light pour in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters are more than just the bottom half of a set of plantation shutters, though. They’re a whole window treatment all their own, built to let in a certain amount of light at all times, yet still maintaining your privacy. That makes them perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your home. Another fantastic spot for cafe shutters is in any room that can make beautiful use of natural light such as your living room or kitchen and dining room.
Café shutters can easily pair with a variety of other window treatments, in case you’d rather not keep the top of your window frame bare. Pair natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for that cozy café mood, or pair white faux wood cafe shutters with some bright and beautiful drapes for a more modern look. There are many possibilities when you can make use of natural light, interior plantation shutters, and your own sense of style.
You might be wondering, “Should I just install a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, since each home is unique. 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 – The Best of Both Worlds
Divider rail shutters the full frame of a regular set of indoor 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 moving halves, so you can move the bottom half of your louvers without changing the top, and the other way around.
A divider rail means that you can have all the benefits of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. You can fully close your shutters for privacy, temperature and light control. And when you adjust the louvers to lay horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you that same café shutter look when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in Clearwater Today!
So are café shutters or divider rail shutters right for you? It all depends on your home’s unique needs, design, and your own personal taste. If you’re stuck in the decision process, Sunburst Shutters Clearwater would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Clearwater at 813-580-7288 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.