Perhaps you live on a busy street, maybe even right on the pavement; isn’t it annoying when every time someone walks past your window, they look into your private domain.
As frustrating as it is, sadly it is human nature to be inquisitive, so there is not much you can do about it – or is there – cafe style plantation shutters are definitely the answer. The last thing you want to do is to have your curtains closed all day just to get some privacy.
Living in constant darkness is not only unpleasant, but also you will get a nasty shock every time you receive your electricity bill.
Another scenario is if you have other houses directly opposite or to the side of you and they can look straight into your bedrooms – not good – but again cafe style plantation shutters offer the perfect solution.
What Are Café Syle Plantation Shutters?
They are half the height of full height plantation shutters and the slats can be opened or closed as required.
Natural light floods in through the top half of your window and the partly or fully closed lower section will ensure that you have total privacy from nosy neighbours and passersby.
They are perfect for any style or age of property and the kerb appeal that they give is enormous. Indeed your house, in a row of identical terraced houses, will suddenly take on a uniqueness that will make it stand out from the rest.
Victorian properties and village cottages all benefit enormously from cafe style plantation shutters, but often, owners of large country houses, both contemporary and characterful will still choose them for their aesthetic appeal.
Here are some of the benefits:
- They are a long-term window treatment, so no need to constantly have to buy replacements
- Available in many different colours and stains, they will blend in perfectly with your existing décor
- They look stunning with silk or organza curtains draped either side, giving that interior designer feel
- They will be made to measure, so are perfect for any style or shape of window
- Choose from different types of wood to suit with your budget
Can I Use Them In The Bathroom?
It should be noted that wood is not the perfect material for humid areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. However it still possible to have cafe style plantation shutters in these areas.
S:CRAFT have the perfect solution with ABS plastic which is of such good quality that at first sight it is hard to tell them from wood. They are 100% waterproof, hard wearing and look gorgeous. Picture them in your bathroom, perhaps with a Victorian claw-footed tub, whitewashed floors and shutters giving that wonderful ‘New England’ look – perfect.
They are well suited for business use and are often seen in cafés – hence the name which originates from the use of them in France to give diners privacy. They are also ideal for waiting rooms, such as dentists and doctors, so nervous patients can look outside and watch the world go by rather than having to read a five year old magazine!
Offices also benefit enormously from this window treatment as natural light floods in, helping to reduce overheads, but without affecting computer screens. So regardless of whether you are a home or business owner, cafe style plantation shutters will certainly not only solve privacy problems, but will look amazing as well.