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Seattle Cafe Shutters Give Your Room A Unique Look

Café shutters (sometimes called half-height shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, dining room, or in-home bar. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and vintage looks of Seattle plantation shutters on the lower part of windows, with open space on the top part to allow light in.

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But Why Café Shutters?

Café shutters aren’t just the bottom half of a set of plantation shutters, though. They’re a whole window treatment all their own, designed to let in some light all the time, yet still maintaining your privacy. That means they’re 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 your dining room, living room, or the kitchen.

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Café shutters are able to pair with several other window treatments, if you’d want to occasionally cover the top half. Pair natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for that cozy café style, or match white Polywood cafe shutters with some brightly-colored drapes for a modern and elegant look. There are many possibilities when you can combine natural light, beautiful plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.

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You may ask yourself, “Should I just install a full set of shutters on my window?” There’s no right answer to this question, because each home is different. 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. That’s where divider rail shutters come in.


Divider Rail Shutters Give You The Best of Both Worlds

Plantation shutters with a divider rail have the full frame of a standard set of interior shutters, but with an added bonus. With most shutters, the louvers shift together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail have two halves that move separately, meaning that you can adjust the bottom half of your louvers without moving the top, and vice-versa.

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A divider rail means that you can have all the advantages of café shutters, with none of the drawbacks. You can completely close your shutters for privacy, temperature and light control. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re barely noticeable, giving you the look of cafe shutters if you ever want it.


Get Café Shutters in Seattle 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 need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Washington would love to help.

Call our office at 360-464-2277 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.