Chicago Café Shutters Give Your Home A Unique Look

Café shutters (sometimes called half-height or half shutters) can completely change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or breakfast nook. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and classic looks of Chicago plantation shutters on the bottom part of windows, with open space up top to allow light in.

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The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters

Café shutters aren’t just the bottom half of a set of plantation shutters, though. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters all their own, designed to let in a certain amount of light all the time, while at the same time giving you privacy. This means they’re perfect 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 dining room, living room, or the kitchen.

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Café shutters can pair with a variety of other window treatments, if you’d prefer the top half of your window to be covered. Match natural wood café shutters with neutral valance for a classic café aesthetic, or install white Polywood cafe shutters with a set of solid drapes for a more up to date look. There are many possibilities when you can make use of natural light, interior plantation shutters, and your imagination.

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You might be wondering, “Should I just install a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right answer to this question, since every home is different. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for help choosing the perfect fit for your windows

But if you want the benefits of both cafe shutters and full 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 regular set of window shutters, with one caveat. On most shutters, all of the louvers move together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters have two moving halves, so you can adjust the bottom half of your louvers without changing the top, and vice-versa.

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A divider rail means that you basically have all the advantages of café shutters, without having one half of your window bare. You can completely close your shutters for privacy, and to keep your home more comfortable. And when you adjust the louvers to lay horizontally, they’re almost invisible, giving you the look of cafe shutters if you ever want it.

Get Café Shutters in Chicago 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 style. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Chicago would love to help.

Call our office at 847-250-6544 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.