Can Plantation Shutters Be Installed as Café Style Shutters in Indianapolis?

A half shutter gives you privacy along the bottom of the window and the top is open to let in light. However, with plantation shutters' large louvers, is it the best look for your windows?

The café or half-shutter look can work well with plantation shutters if it’s designed correctly. That’s why having a divider rail is so important for café shutters in Indianapolis, IN.

The Divider Rail Solution

A divider rail provides your plantation shutters with a completed, fully finished feel on the window. It also allows you to shut the bottom louvers for privacy and open the top ones for light. Adjusting the top louvers is convenient in the daytime when the sun is stopping you from watching TV. And a 3.5” or 4.5” louver is barely noticeable when laying flat, providing you plenty of space to look through. You won’t worry about giving up your view.

Cafe Style Shutters with Divider Rail

When it comes down to it, it’s a choice about style – whether you like the look of a half shutter or of a full plantation shutter with a divider rail.

How Are Café Style Shutters Built?

To start off, we measure the length and width of your window, noting where we should stop the shutters – to give that café style. Next, we go back to our workshop and order your hand-fashioned plantation shutters according to those dimensions – and note whether the windows have a divider rail. Relying on a combination of state-of-the-art computer software and unique templates based on your window’s measurements, we construct your new plantation shutters in the café style – and add the finishes and colors of your choosing.

Our professional installers will hang the café shutters on your windows. They’ll ensure the louvers can be opened and the divider rail – if included – is mobile.

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