Café shutters (also known as half shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stylish louvers and classic looks of Cincinnati plantation shutters on the bottom half of the frame, with open space up top 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 at all times, while at the same time giving you privacy. That means they’re perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your home. They also work perfectly in rooms that can make beautiful use of natural light such as your living room or kitchen and dining room.
Café shutters can pair with a variety of other window treatments, if you’d want to occasionally cover the top half. Pair natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for a cozy café mood, or match white faux wood cafe shutters with some bright and beautiful drapes for a more up to date look. The combinations are endless when you can make use of natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your own sense of style.
You may ask yourself, “But wouldn’t I just be better off installing regular shutters on my window?” There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, since each home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for help choosing the perfect 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 Offer The Best of Both Worlds
Plantation shutters with a divider rail have the full frame of a standard 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 moving halves, so you can move the bottom half of your louvers without adjusting the top, and so forth.
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, and to keep your home more comfortable. And when you adjust the louvers to lay horizontally, they’re almost invisible, giving you the look of cafe shutters if you ever want it.
Get Café Shutters in Cincinnati 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 style. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati at 513-216-9740 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.