Café shutters (also known as half-height or half shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or in-home bar. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and vintage looks of San Diego plantation shutters on the bottom half of the frame, with open space above that lets light come in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters aren’t just the bottom half of a set of plantation shutters, though. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters in their own right, designed to let in some light all the time, but maintaining your privacy all the same. This means they’re perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your home. They also work perfectly in rooms that could use more natural light such as the dining room, living room, or the kitchen.
Café shutters can 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 a cozy café feel, or match white Polywood cafe shutters with some brightly-colored drapes for a more modern look. The combinations are endless when you can make use of natural light, stylish plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.
You may wonder, “Should I just install a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, as each home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for tips to choose the perfect fit for your windows
But if you 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 Give You The Best of Both Worlds
Divider rail shutters the full frame of a normal set of plantation shutters, with an extra feature. On most shutters, all of the louvers move together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters are split in half, so you can adjust the top half of your louvers without moving the bottom, and the other way around.
A divider rail means that you basically have all the advantages of café shutters, but without leaving one half of the window permanently uncovered. 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 San Diego 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 stuck in the decision process, Sunburst Shutters San Diego would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters San Diego at 760-405-8887 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.