Café shutters (also known as half-height shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and elegant looks of Minneapolis plantation shutters on the bottom half of your window, with open space above to allow light in.
The Reason for Minneapolis Café Shutters
Café shutters are more than just one half of a set of shutters, though. They’re a complete shutter product in their own right, designed to let in some light at all times, yet still maintaining your privacy. That makes them great fits for tall or high-wall windows in your house. Another fantastic spot for cafe shutters is in any room that you want natural light to shine in like the kitchen or dining room.
Café shutters can pair with several other window treatments, in case you’d want to occasionally cover the top half. Pair natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for a cozy café mood, or match white Polywood cafe shutters with some brightly-colored drapes for a more modern look. The combinations are endless when you can make use of natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your imagination.
You might think, “Should I just install standard shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer to this question, because each home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for help 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 Give You The Best of Both Worlds
Plantation shutters with a divider rail have the full frame of a regular set of plantation shutters, but with an added bonus. On most shutters, the louvers shift together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail have two halves that move separately, so you can adjust the bottom half of your louvers without moving the top, and vice-versa.
With divider rail shutters you basically have all the advantages of café shutters, but without leaving one half of the window permanently uncovered. You can completely close your shutters for privacy, temperature and light control. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you that same café shutter look when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in Minneapolis Today!
Wondering if café shutters are right for you? It comes down to your home’s specific needs, design, and your own personal flair. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis would love to help.
Call our office at 952-856-8130 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.