Café shutters (also called half shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or in-home bar. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and vintage looks of New York City plantation shutters on the lower part of windows, with open space up top that lets light come in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters are more than just one half of a set of shutters, though. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters all their own, built to let in some light all the time, but maintaining your privacy all the same. That means they’re great fits for tall or high-wall windows in your house. They also work perfectly in rooms that you want natural light to shine in like your living room or kitchen and dining room.
Café shutters can pair with several other window treatments, in case you’d want to occasionally cover the top half. Pair natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for a classic café feel, or put white Polywood cafe shutters with some brightly-colored drapes for a more modern look. The combinations are endless when you can combine natural light, stylish plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.
You might be wondering, “But wouldn’t I just be better off installing standard shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer to this question, because every home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for help choosing the best fit for your home
But if you want to bridge the gap between full plantation shutters and café style shutters. If that’s the case, you want plantation shutters with a divider rail.
Divider Rail Shutters – The Best of Both Worlds
Plantation shutters with a divider rail have the full frame of a regular set of indoor shutters, with an extra feature. On most shutters, the louvers shift together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters are split in half, so you can tilt the top half of your louvers without moving the bottom, and so forth.
A divider rail means that you get all the advantages of café shutters, but without leaving one half of the window permanently uncovered. 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 New York City 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 style. If you’re looking for a second opinion, Sunburst Shutters New York would love to help.
Call our office at 631-246-3930 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.