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Chicago Cafe Shutters Give Your Space 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 your window, with open space above to allow light in.

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But Why Café Shutters?

Café shutters aren’t just a half set of 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 several 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 a classic café aesthetic, or install white Polywood cafe shutters with a set of brightly-colored 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 tips to choose the perfect fit for your windows

But if you want to bridge the gap between full plantation shutters and café 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 regular set of window shutters, with one caveat. On most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Divider rail shutters are split in half, 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 get 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 taste. If you’re stuck in the decision process, Sunburst Shutters Chicago would love to help.

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