Here at Village Blinds and Shutters, we offer our customers bespoke, handcrafted Plantation Shutters. Our Café Style Shutters are a very popular option. One that can quickly add a touch of class to your home.
Not sure if they are right for you? With over 30 years of experience in crafting and kitting the homes of Northern Ireland out with blinds and shutters to suit their needs, we are the experts in helping you make the right choice for your home. Our free home appointment will allow a member of our team to come to your home to help you make your choice.
Café Style Shutters are a more flexible option for adding both style and functionality to your windows. The advantage of plantation shutters is that they are a sturdy choice built into the recess. Whether you want to keep your home warm by closing the shutters or cool a space down by opening them, the plantation shutters will suit each need.
These shutters function similarly to the traditional Full Height Shutter but they do not reach the entire way up to the top of the window, but instead leave a gap. They still feature horizontal ‘louvred’ slats across the panels. The plantation shutter is designed to allow these slats to tilt. This allows control over how much light and air is allowed in, whilst still being as practical as they are stylish.
The main advantage of choosing Café Style over Full Height is that you allow more light in from above without sacrificing privacy or allowing glare at eye level. Stylistically it also partners perfectly with windows that are made up of a larger window and a smaller window above.
Here at Village Blinds and Shutters, we have different types of Café Style Shutters available for installation in your home. Each of these will help the shutter better meet your function or design needs. They are;
A central tilt rod is the traditional style for Café Style Plantation Shutters. This tilt rod is attached to the panel in the centre and runs vertically down the louvred slats. This ensures that when you move the slats they will all move together. Often this is a popular choice for more traditional style homes.
A hidden tilt is the more modern variation for a Café Style Plantation Shutter. Rather than having the tilt rod run down the centre, it is positioned at the backside of the panel. It performs the same function, ensuring the louvred slats move together. These have seen increasing popularity in more modern homes, but are often chosen simply for a preference of not having the tilt road easily accessible.
We have a range of paint options available for our shutters upon request. Just provide us with your RAL Colour number and we’ll paint your new shutters to suit your style.
Cafe Style Plantation Shutters are a great option for installation in your home for various reasons, some of which include:
Village Blinds and Shutters have been supplying and fitting blinds across Ballymena and Northern Ireland for over 30 years.
With a large range of Blinds and Shutters available including Plantation Shutters, Vertical Blinds, Roman Blinds and even Motorised Blinds, we have something to suit every household.
If you’re interested in learning more about our range of blinds available, please get in touch today to discuss your requirements and how Village Blinds and Shutters can help by booking an appointment with one of our design consultants. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our 30-minute free blinds appointment is perfect for measuring up to 10 made-to-measure blinds, suitable for most domestic needs.
Getting ready to move into a new home? Our New Build appointment will allow enough time to measure everything up and talk through the available options.
Looking to maximise your outside space? Our 45-minute Pergola appointment will allow us to carry out a site survey and provide you with some great options.
At Village Blinds and Shutters, we take pride in individually crafting each Café Style Shutter for every order. Our experienced team, with over 30 years of expertise, ensures that our shutters are made to perfection right here in Northern Ireland. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you understand more about our Café Style Shutters: