Café shutters (also called half shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the beautiful louvers and classic looks of Atlanta plantation shutters on the lower half of the frame, with open space up top to let light pour in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters aren’t just one half of a set of shutters, though. They’re a complete shutter product all their own, designed to let in some light at all times, yet still maintaining your privacy. That means they’re perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your space. Cafe shutters are also great for rooms that can make beautiful use of natural light such as your dining room, living room, or the kitchen.
Café shutters can easily pair with several other window treatments, if you’d prefer the top half of your window to be covered. Match natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for a classic café aesthetic, or install white Polywood cafe shutters with a set of bright and beautiful drapes for a more modern look. The combinations are endless when you can make use of natural light, classic plantation shutters, and your own creativity.
You might think, “But wouldn’t I just be better off installing standard shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer here, as every home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for advice on choosing the best 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 Offer The Best of Both Worlds
Divider rail shutters the full frame of a normal set of interior shutters, with one caveat. On most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail have two halves that move separately, 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 get all the advantages of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. You can completely close your shutters for privacy, temperature and light control. And when you adjust the louvers to lay horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you the look of cafe shutters if and when you need it.
Get Café Shutters in Atlanta 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 taste. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Atlanta would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Atlanta at 404-962-8517 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.