Café shutters (sometimes known as half shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stylish louvers and classic looks of Philadelphia plantation shutters on the bottom half of your window, with open space up top to let light pour in.
But Why Café Shutters?
Café shutters aren’t just a half set of shutters, though. They’re a complete shutter product all their own, built to let in an amount of light at all times, but maintaining your privacy all the same. That means they’re awesome partners for tall or high-wall windows in your home. Another fantastic spot for cafe shutters is in any room that could use more natural light such as the kitchen or dining room.
Café shutters can pair with a variety of other window treatments, if you’d prefer the top half of your window to be covered. Pair natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for that cozy café aesthetic, or match white faux wood cafe shutters with some solid drapes for a more up to date look. There are many possibilities when you can make use of natural light, classic plantation shutters, and your own sense of style.
You may wonder, “Would I just be better off installing a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right answer here, since every home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for help choosing the perfect fit for your home
But some homeowners want the benefits of both cafe shutters and full shutters. That’s where divider rail shutters come in.
Divider Rail Shutters Give You The Best of Both Worlds
Divider rail shutters the full frame of a standard set of plantation shutters, but with an added bonus. With most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail are split in half, meaning that you can tilt the bottom half of your louvers without moving the top, and the other way around.
With a divider rail you basically have all the advantages of café shutters, without having one half of your window bare. You can fully close your shutters for privacy, temperature and light control. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you that same café shutter look when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in Philadelphia Today!
Wondering if café shutters are right for you? It all depends on your home’s specific needs, design, and your own personal flair. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia at 215-874-4897 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.