Café Style Shutters
Café style or commonly known as Half-height window shutters cover the lower half of the window with the top remaining uncovered. This is very popular for windows close to pavements and walkways for retaining some privacy from passers-by but allowing plenty of light in through the top section of the window.
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 of any unsightly framework.
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.
These are a great style of shutter for living rooms, dining rooms or studies and offices anywhere there is not much need to block out a lot of light, but privacy from passersby is needed.
Cafe style shutters also look great complemented either with a curtain draped to the sides or a Roman-style blind above, covering the open section, leaving a nice furnished look.
Ask the surveyor on your consultation if these style of window shutters would work for you and your home.
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