Café shutters (sometimes known as half-height or half shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stylish louvers and classic looks of Indianapolis plantation shutters on the lower part of your window, with open space up top to let light pour in.
But Why Café Shutters?
Café shutters aren’t just a half set of shutters, though. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters in their own right, built to let in an amount of light all the time, while at the same time giving you privacy. This means they’re awesome partners for tall or high-wall windows in your home. Cafe shutters are also great for rooms that can make beautiful use of natural light like the kitchen or dining room.
Café shutters can easily 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 an earth-toned valance for that cozy café aesthetic, or install white faux wood cafe shutters with some solid 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 may ask yourself, “Would I just be better off installing regular shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer to this question, as each home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for advice on choosing the best fit for your home
But some homeowners want the best of both full plantation shutters and cafe style 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 regular set of window shutters, but with an added bonus. On most shutters, the louvers shift together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters have two halves that move separately, meaning that you can move the bottom half of your louvers without moving the top, and vice-versa.
With divider rail shutters you can have all the benefits 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 Indianapolis Today!
So are café shutters or divider rail shutters right for you? It all depends on your home’s specific needs, design, and your own personal style. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis at 317-558-9066 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.