Café shutters (also called half shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stylish louvers and elegant looks of Detroit plantation shutters on the bottom part of windows, with open space on the top half to let light pour in.
But Why Café Shutters?
Café shutters aren’t just the bottom half of a set of plantation shutters, though. They’re a whole window treatment all their own, built to let in some light all the time, while at the same time giving you privacy. That makes them perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your house. They also work perfectly in rooms that you want natural light to shine in like the kitchen or dining room.
Café shutters can easily pair with several other window treatments, if 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 match white faux wood cafe shutters with a set of solid drapes for a modern and elegant look. There are many possibilities when you can combine natural light, interior plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.
You may wonder, “But wouldn’t I just be better off installing standard shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right answer here, since each home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for help choosing the best fit for your windows
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, with one caveat. On most shutters, the louvers shift together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters have two moving halves, so you can adjust the top half of your louvers without changing the bottom, and the other way around.
A divider rail means that you can have all the advantages of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. 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 barely noticeable, giving you that same café shutter look when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in Detroit 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’re stuck in the decision process, Sunburst Shutters Detroit would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Detroit at 248-429-9294 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.