Can I add a top tier to my Café Style Plantation Shutters?
If you have plantation shutters and want to add a top tier, you should know that it is an achievable process in most cases. Adjustments to how the shutters are installed will be needed, but generally, it can be done. Keep reading to learn more about converting Café Style Plantation Shutters by adding a top tier to your existing window shutters.
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1. What are Café Style Plantation Shutters?
Café Style Plantation Shutters are a type of window shutter that is half the height of full-height style shutters. These shutters only cover the bottom half of a window. Café Style shutters are a popular choice for many homeowners because they are less expensive than full-height shutters and provide privacy while allowing natural light to enter the home. Generally, café-style shutters are typically ideal for street-facing living rooms and kitchens. Very rarely, they get chosen for bedrooms.
2. Why do homeowners add top tiers to their existing Café Style Plantation Shutters?
Only some people need or want full-height window shutters straightaway. Homeowners initially often go for Café Style window shutters. In many instances, Café Style shutters are an attractive option because of their visual statement of decoration and ability to simultaneously deliver privacy and the luxury of natural light.
As time passes by, homeowners sometimes change their minds about having the top of the window exposed, and full coverage is required. This is when they consider upgrading them by adding a top tier to the existing shutter configuration.
There are two main reasons people decide to add a top tier to their café style shutters. These include:
More privacy is required.
As the design of Café Style shutters allows to cover only the lower window section, privacy is gained whilst the upper section is clear for maximum light. When it comes to creating an entirely private space, full coverage of a window is the best way to achieve this. By adding a top tier that completely covers the window, you can ensure that you have complete privacy. This is the most effective way to create a darker and more private space in your home when needed.
Better light control is needed.
Sometimes, homeowners discover that half-part window shutters are just not enough for them in terms of light control. It is especially true in cases where there is still too much light reflecting on their TV or furniture, and therefore, the homeowners decide that they would prefer not to have the top of the window exposed.
3. Process of adding a top tier to existing Café Style Plantation Shutters.
To prevent the impression that one section has been added to another, there is a need to install full-sized shutter window frames so that the windows retain the best overall appearance. The new outer shutter framing is also necessary to support the new addition of a top tier.
4. Can I add a top tier to my Café Style Plantation Shutters? Summary.
If you love the look of Café Style but feel like they're missing something, don't worry - the good news is that adding a top tier to existing Café Style Plantation Shutters is possible to implement in most circumstances. With an additional panel of louvres, you can take your plantation shutters' privacy and light control to the desired maximum.
Please note that adding a top tier to existing Café Style Plantation Shutters depends on your window frame, plantation shutters, and condition. To make sure the arrangement is achievable, please get in touch with your local shutter specialist to confirm.
Do you need further help?
Are you considering upgrading Café Style Plantation Shutters? The Hosue of Shutters team of Window Shutter Experts serving West Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, and Berkshire can help you select the right product for your home.
With various colours and materials to choose from, we will work with you to find the perfect match for your existing shutters. In addition, we will take measurements and install the new top tier for you.
Get in touch today to arrange your free, no-obligation quotation.
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