Café shutters (also called half-height shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, dining space, or in-home bar. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and classic looks of San Antonio plantation shutters on the bottom part of windows, with open space up top to let light pour in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters aren’t just a half set of shutters, however. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters in their own right, built to let in a certain amount of light at all times, while at the same time giving you privacy. This makes them great fits 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 dining room, living room, or the kitchen.
Café shutters can easily pair with just about any other window treatment, in case you’d want to occasionally cover the top half. Pair natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for a classic café aesthetic, or install white Polywood cafe shutters with some solid drapes for a more up to date look. The combinations are endless when you can make use of natural light, classic plantation shutters, and your imagination.
You may ask yourself, “Should I just install standard shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer to this question, since every home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for tips to choose the best fit for your windows
But some homeowners want the benefits of both cafe shutters and full shutters. For that, you need divider rail plantation shutters.
Divider Rail Shutters Give You The Best of Both Worlds
Divider rail shutters the full frame of a regular set of interior shutters, with one caveat. On most shutters, all of the louvers move together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters have two halves that move separately, so you can adjust the bottom half of your louvers without changing the top, and vice-versa.
With divider rail shutters you get all the benefits of café shutters, without having one half of your window bare. You can completely close your shutters for privacy, warmth and better lighting. And when you adjust the louvers to lay horizontally, they’re almost invisible, giving you the look of cafe shutters when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in San Antonio 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 flair. If you’re looking for a second opinion, Sunburst Shutters San Antonio would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters San Antonio at 210-876-0377 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.