Can Plantation Shutters Be Installed as Café Style Shutters in San Jose? A half shutter gives you privacy along the bottom of the window and leaves the top open to let in light and see the view. But, with plantation shutters' large louvers, is it the ideal shutter for your windows? The café or half-shutter look works great with a plantation shutter’s large louvers if it’s designed the right way. That’s why we offer a divider rail for café shutters in San Jose, CA. The Divider Rail Solution A divider rail provides your plantation shutters with a finished appearance on the window. In addition, it lets you close the bottom louvers for privacy and adjust the top ones to let in light. Adjusting the top louvers is helpful during the day when the sunlight is stopping you from watching TV. And a 3.5” or 4.5” louver is barely noticeable when laying flat, giving you a good deal of space to look through. You won’t be afraid of losing your view. In the end, it’s a style choice – whether you desire the style of a half shutter or of a full plantation shutter with a divider rail. How Are Café Style Shutters Crafted? To start off, we measure the dimensions of your window, recording where to stop the shutters – for a café style. Next, we return to our store and order your hand-built plantation shutters to meet those specifications – and note whether the windows have a divider rail. Relying on a combination of state-of-the-art software and custom design templates based on your window’s measurements, we construct your new café style plantation shutters – and add the final colors and finishings you picked. Our professional installers will then mount the café shutters on your windows. They’ll double check that the louvers can be opened and the divider rail – if included – is mobile. Call 408-831-3373 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!