Keep your space light and gain extra privacy with half-height plantation shutters for stylish street-front rooms.
Great for privacy
Great for natural light
Custom shutter height
5 year guarantee
Café style shutters give you the best of both worlds. Most commonly seen in a louvred style – where slats can be positioned to let in or block out light – café shutters only cover a portion of their respective window fittings.
Ideal for providing privacy in street-level living spaces without compromising on natural lighting, or for those that simply don’t want to get rid of their curtains, café shutters are a stylish and practical option.
Much like the classic, street-side café aesthetic, café style shutters are great for privacy if you live in a home with regular passersby who can see into your living space.
Some homeowners feel that full height shutters can change the look of a room fairly drastically, only giving you the option of having your entire window covered. Café style shutters, however, provide more flexibility with lighting and temperature control – their half and half style means you can choose how much of your window area you want covered and, in turn, the amount of light coming into your home.
Our bespoke measurement service means you can choose exactly how much space your café shutters cover – ideal if you have varying preferences for different rooms.
While most café style designs cover the lower section of the window, it would be wrong to think that you have to opt for coverage on just the lower half.
If you have sash style windows, then the panels tend to fit well on one half, but our experts will be able to talk through your options in more detail during your first consultation.
The beauty of our custom-made shutters is that you can select exactly where you want the panels to stop. Our team of Shutter Consultants are highly experienced in shutter design and can talk you through which shutter style is best suited to your window, interior design and, importantly, fit with ideas of how you want to use your window and shutters.
Step 1 Choose your fabulous look
Call 0800 9700 800 free of charge, or pop us an email to give us your details on your shutter style, colour and dimensions for an accurate, upfront price quote.
Step 2 Free design consultation
Our expert design team will visit you free of charge to talk you through your options, measure up, answer your questions and finalise your quote.
Step 3 Expert installation
We’ll arrange a date and time for your shutters to be fitted by a professional carpenter who’ll leave you with a care kit to keep them in prime condition.
Our Basswood and Poplar woods are great choices if painted shutters are a good fit for your home interior. Both are affordable options without compromising on quality or durability.
If you’re looking to style your window space with character and a natural wood effect in mind, then our Elm wood range is well worth considering. Detailed with intricate grooves and grains, Elm is sure to give your café style shutters a truly authentic feel.
We offer a wide selection of neutral shades across our material ranges, from bright whites to biscuit and grey – all of which have proved popular choices for café style shutters. Alternatively, if you prefer a more natural wood look to suit your home interior, then our Elm wood range includes a selection of wood stains from oak to warm cherry and darker mahogany.
We also offer a custom colour service on our Poplar and Elm ranges at an additional 10% – ideal if you’d like to colour match high-street paints or focal points in your home.
Please see the swatches below for our full range of colour options.
- Affordable Basswood Shutters
- Classic Poplar Wood Shutters
- Premium Elm Wood Shutters
- Waterproof Polyvinyl Shutters
What’s the difference between affordable and cheap? In a word, quality. Bulky, heavy MDF shutters are cheap, but Affordable Basswood offers style and reassurance as well as great value. Basswood’s availability means we can buy the timber very reasonably and use it to make affordable plantation shutters for standard-shaped windows.
Fast-growing Yellow Poplar gives strong yet lightweight FSC® certified timber ideal for large interior doorways and windows. In our experience, no shutter timber is stronger or more durable. But that’s not to say Poplar is heavy-duty. It’s a subtle, elegant wood with an even grain that takes both paint and stain finishes exquisitely. Best across large spaces, this range can custom-fit practically any shape. No wonder Classic Poplar is our most popular shutter.
Choose the deep, sweeping grain of Elm and treat your windows to the ultimate in natural-wood shutter elegance. Our Premium Elm shutters are made from a luxurious timber with a natural wood effect that is best accentuated by a rich stained finish; we offer a range of refined tones. These shutters with their diverse deep grains give you a rustic, yet sophisticated finish, that will turn any window or door into the standout feature of your home (and attract plenty of envious glances from the street).
Easy to clean and impervious to moisture, these shutters are the great-looking hardwearing choice for your wet room or bathroom windows that come into direct contact with water.
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