Café shutters (also known as half-height or half shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stylish louvers and classic looks of Dallas plantation shutters on the lower half of your window, with open space up top that lets light come in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters aren’t just one half of a set of shutters, though. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters in their own right, designed to let in an amount of light at all times, while at the same time giving you privacy. That makes them perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your space. Cafe shutters are also great for rooms that you want natural light to shine in like the kitchen or dining room.
Café shutters are able to 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 an earth-toned valance for a cozy café aesthetic, or pair white Polywood cafe shutters with a set of bright and beautiful drapes for a more modern look. The combinations are endless when you can make use of natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your own creativity.
You may ask yourself, “Should I just install a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s no right or wrong answer here, as each home is unique. 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 indoor shutters, with one caveat. On most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail have two moving halves, 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 basically have all the benefits 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 and when you need it.
Get Café Shutters in Dallas 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 taste. If you’re stuck in the decision process, Sunburst Shutters Dallas would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Dallas at 214-301-5066 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.