Café shutters (also called half-height or half shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the beautiful louvers and vintage looks of Austin plantation shutters on the bottom part of your window, with open space on the top half to allow light 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 complete shutter product in their own right, designed to let in a certain amount of light all the time, while at the same time giving you privacy. This means they’re awesome partners 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 the 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. Match natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for that classic café feel, or pair white Polywood cafe shutters with some bright and beautiful drapes for a more modern look. There are many possibilities when you can combine natural light, interior plantation shutters, and your own sense of style.
You might be wondering, “But wouldn’t I just be better off installing standard shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right or wrong answer here, because each home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for advice on choosing the best fit for your windows
But some homeowners want the best of both full plantation shutters and cafe style shutters. If that’s the case, you want plantation shutters with a divider rail.
Divider Rail Shutters – The Best of Both Worlds
With divider rail plantation shutters you get the full frame of a standard set of interior shutters, but with an added bonus. On most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail are split in half, so you can adjust the bottom half of your louvers without changing the top, and so forth.
With a divider rail you get all the benefits of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. 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 the look of cafe shutters if you ever want it.
Get Café Shutters in Austin Today!
So are café shutters or divider rail shutters right for you? It comes down to your home’s specific needs, design, and your own personal flair. If you’re looking for a second opinion, Sunburst Shutters Austin would love to help.
Call our office at 512-549-6077 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.