The Pros and Cons of Cafe Style Shutters

Cafe style shutters are a popular choice. Designed to cover the bottom half of your window only, cafe style shutters filter the natural light that enters your home while never blocking it out. While they are a versatile design, you may be unsure whether they’re the best style for your windows, as opposed to full height or tier on tier style.

Here are the pros and cons of cafe style shutters to help you decide:

Pros of cafe style shutters:

  • Unobstructed light entry at the top of the window opening
  • Customisable height for privacy or design aesthetic
  • Are more cost-effective than full height or tier-on-tier styles
  • Available in all materials, colours and slat sizes

Cons of cafe style shutters:

  • Do not offer any coverage or light blockage at the top of the window. For full window coverage, consider full height shutters
  • A fully framed shutter is more sturdy on wide windows

We have found that customers don’t tend to use cafe style shutters in bedrooms as the top half of the window is uncovered, lots of light comes through, affecting sleep. Cafe style is perfect for street facing rooms as they are the ideal solution to add some privacy while still enjoying the view.


For more information or advice on cafe style shutters, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. We can give you an idea of widths, heights and styles as well as give advice on the best window solution for you and book you in for a free no obligation in-house survey. All cafe shutters from Totally Shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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