Café shutters (sometimes known as half-height or half shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or in-home bar. Café shutters put the stylish louvers and vintage looks of Honolulu plantation shutters on the bottom part of windows, with open space up top to let light pour in.
But Why Café Shutters?
Café shutters are more than just the bottom half of a set of plantation shutters, however. They’re a whole window treatment in their own right, built to let in an amount of light at all times, but maintaining your privacy all the same. That makes them perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your home. Another fantastic spot for cafe shutters is in any room that can make beautiful use of natural light such as your living room or kitchen and dining room.
Café shutters can pair with just about any other window treatment, in case you’d rather not keep the top of your window frame bare. Pair natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for a cozy café style, or pair white faux wood cafe shutters with some solid drapes for a more modern look. There are many possibilities when you can combine natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your own creativity.
You may ask yourself, “Should I just install regular shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer here, since every home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for tips to choose the perfect fit for your windows
But if you want the benefits of both cafe shutters and full shutters. For that, you need divider rail plantation shutters.
Divider Rail Shutters – The Best of Both Worlds
With divider rail plantation shutters you get the full frame of a normal set of interior 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 move the bottom half of your louvers without moving the top, and so forth.
A divider rail means that you can have all the advantages 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 tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re almost invisible, giving you the look of cafe shutters when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in Honolulu Today!
So are café shutters or divider rail shutters right for you? It all depends on your home’s unique needs, design, and your own personal style. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Honolulu would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Honolulu at 808-797-2004 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.