Café shutters (sometimes known as half-height or half shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the beautiful louvers and classic looks of Fort Lauderdale plantation shutters on the bottom part of your window, with open space up top to allow light in.
But Why Café Shutters?
Café shutters aren’t just a half set of shutters, however. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters all their own, designed to let in an amount of light all the time, while at the same time giving you privacy. That makes them awesome partners for tall or high-wall windows in your home. Cafe shutters are also great for rooms that you want natural light to shine in such as your kitchen or dining room.
Café shutters can pair with several other window treatments, in case you’d rather not keep the top of your window frame bare. Match natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for a cozy café aesthetic, or match white Polywood cafe shutters with some bright and beautiful drapes for a modern and elegant look. The combinations are endless when you can combine natural light, stylish plantation shutters, and your own sense of style.
You might think, “But wouldn’t I just be better off installing standard shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right or wrong answer to this question, as every home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for tips to choose the best fit for your home
But some homeowners want the benefits of both cafe shutters and full shutters. If that’s the case, you want plantation shutters with a divider rail.
Divider Rail Shutters Offer The Best of Both Worlds
Divider rail shutters the full frame of a normal set of interior shutters, but with an added bonus. On most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters are split in half, meaning that you can move the bottom half of your louvers without adjusting the top, and vice-versa.
With divider rail shutters 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, warmth and better lighting. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you the look of cafe shutters when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in Fort Lauderdale 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 flair. If you’re looking for a second opinion, Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale would love to help.
Call our office at 561-440-8535 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.