Café shutters (also known as half shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining space, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the beautiful louvers and elegant looks of San Jose plantation shutters on the bottom half of your window, with open space up top to allow light in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters aren’t just one half of a set of shutters, though. They’re a complete shutter product all their own, built to let in a certain amount of light all the time, but maintaining your privacy all the same. This makes them great fits for tall or high-wall windows in your space. Cafe shutters are also great for rooms that can make beautiful use of natural light like the kitchen or dining room.
Café shutters can pair with a variety of other window treatments, if you’d rather not keep the top of your window frame bare. Match natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for that classic café aesthetic, or put white faux wood cafe shutters with a set of solid drapes for a more up to date look. There are many possibilities when you can combine natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.
You might be wondering, “Should I just install a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer here, since each home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for advice on choosing the perfect fit for your windows
But if you want the benefits of both cafe shutters and full shutters. If that’s the case, you want plantation shutters with a divider rail.
Divider Rail Shutters Offer The Best of Both Worlds
With divider rail plantation shutters you get the full frame of a normal set of interior 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 tilt the bottom half of your louvers without moving the top, and vice-versa.
With a divider rail 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, and to keep your home more comfortable. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you the look of cafe shutters when you want it.
Get Café Shutters in San Jose Today!
Want to find out if café shutters would fit your design? It all depends on your home’s unique needs, design, and your own personal flair. If you’re looking for a second opinion, Sunburst Shutters San Jose would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters San Jose at 916-542-1305 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.