The full range of Plantation shutters are not a new window dressing solution. Often called wooden shutters or shutter blinds, the plantation shutter has recently taken the UK by storm and at South East Shutters, we have been supplying and installing these stunning shutters for decades, so it’s safe to say we have learnt our trade.

When making a choice of shutters for your home, it’s important to remember and stick to your personal criteria, are you looking for full-height shutters or café style shutters? Do you have ideas on the shutter finish, painted or stained? We ask because we create our bespoke shutters to meet our customer’s exact criteria, and therefore the benefits once installed will exceed your expectations.

Our Café style shutters are always stunning and never fail to deliver once the shutters are installed. Cafe style also known as half-height shutters, provide the perfect solution for those who are looking to achieve privacy in a living room, whilst maximising the amount of natural light allowed to stream in.

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Sash Window Shutters

When looking at window dressing solutions for beautiful sash windows, Café style shutters are perfect. Just like tier on tier shutters, café shutters best lend themselves to the traditional craftsman design of a sash window. Sash windows, provide a perfect home for half-height shutters where the horizontal break in the sash window is the perfect height to measure shutters too.

Our Sash window shutters are measured nice and tight to the window, giving a perfect neat and sleek finish whilst ensuring the louvres can open and close effortlessly.

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Cafe Style Shutters for Bay Windows

Along with sash windows, our café style shutters are a great window treatment for any 1930s style bay windows. If you are not looking for a full privacy shutter, the café shutters can be measured up to the fanlight break in the bay windows.
Adding Café style shutters allows for the addition of a curtain rail to be used in conjunction with the shutters, or even the use of roman blinds. The range of materials from paint, fabrics and the wooden shutters themselves complement each other perfectly, creating a homely feel to any room in the house.

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Choosing the right shutter materials

A true café style shutter is measured and installed with a 3 sided frame, without a top frame. Our hardwood such as our Basswood and White Ash are both very strong suitable options for café style shutters. With strength comes rigidity, which is essential when using a 3 sided frame as it prevents any movement over time. 

We create a truly professional finish to our café shutters, the problem with entry-level MDF shutters, is the finish on the top of the shutter panels is not consistent and is designed to be hidden from view, whereas the tops of our café style shutters are visible, and the finish has to be exceptional.

Our hardwood range of café style shutters are all spray painted, a lot of time is spent preparing the wood to create a consistent finish to the top of the interior shutters.