Café shutters (also known as half-height shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, eating space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the beautiful louvers and elegant looks of Gainesville plantation shutters on the lower half of the frame, with open space above that lets light come in.
The Reason for Gainesville Café Shutters
Café shutters aren’t just one half of a set of shutters, though. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters all their own, designed to let in a certain amount of light at all times, but maintaining your privacy all the same. That makes them awesome partners for tall or high-wall windows in your space. Cafe shutters are also great for rooms that you want natural light to shine in such as the dining room, living room, or the kitchen.
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 install white Polywood cafe shutters with a set of solid drapes for a more modern look. There are many possibilities when you can make use of natural light, classic plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.
You might think, “Would I just be better off installing a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right or wrong answer to this question, since every home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for tips to choose the perfect fit for your home
But if you want the best of both full plantation shutters and cafe style shutters. For that, you need divider rail plantation shutters.
Divider Rail Shutters Offer The Best of Both Worlds
Plantation shutters with a divider rail have the full frame of a standard 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 are split in half, so you can move the top half of your louvers without adjusting the bottom, and the other way around.
With divider rail shutters you can have all the benefits of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. You can fully close your shutters for privacy, temperature and light control. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re almost invisible, giving you the look of cafe shutters if you ever want it.
Get Café Shutters in Gainesville 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 flair. If you’re stuck in the decision process, Sunburst Shutters Gainesville would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Gainesville at 813-602-5966 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.