Café Style Shutters
Café style shutters cover the lower half of the window with the top remaining uncovered. This is very popular for windows close to pavements and walkways to retain some privacy from passers-by but allowing plenty of light in.
Although they are often called half-height shutters this is really a bit of a misnomer. The height of these shutters is usually determined by the position of any horizontal framework in the window itself but can be made to any height the customer requires, sometimes up to three quarters of the window if that particular window requires it.
Usually Café style shutters do not have a top frame so that when they are fully opened the window is completely clear.
By having only part of the window covered that does of course mean that you can have the beautiful look of plantation shutters at a fraction of the cost of full height ones.