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Café Style

About Cafe Style Shutters

Inspired by window shutters found in Parisian cafes, these plantation shutters cover the bottom section of the window. Perfect for ground-floor windows, they offer home privacy while still allowing plenty of light to come in. Available in materials and finishes to suit any décor.   

  • Available in wood and vinyl materials
  • Pairs well with medium or large windows

A note about measuring for DIY Shutters:

Even if you’ve previously ordered made-to-measure shutters from another company, please follow our measuring guidelines for a perfect fit. We’re always happy to help – give us a call if you have questions or want to talk through measuring and placing your order.

Choose your material

Luxe Wood Shutters

9-12 weeks
MSRP: $53 ft2 Our Price: $32 ft2

Offer price: $25 ft2

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Our most customizable shutters are made of sustainable Paulownia wood, which is roughly 30% lighter than other hardwoods. That makes these plantation shutters a cinch for DIY installation – a great solution for large windows and doors.

  • Made of fine-grained, knot-free Paulownia wood
  • 7 stain and paint shutter colors
  • Low VOC to keep your indoor air clean
  • 8 hinge colors
  • 4 shutter slat sizes - 2 ½, 3, 3 ½, 4 ½ inches
  • Hidden tilt option for a cleaner look

Luxe Polyvinyl Shutters

9-12 weeks
Highly Durable
MSRP: $49 ft2 Our Price: $29 ft2

Offer price: $23 ft2

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Thanks to their aluminum core and solid PVC construction, these Polyvinyl shutters are our most durable vinyl shutters. Highly customizable and versatile, they have the look of painted wood without the grain.
  • Made of solid PVC with aluminum cores for added strength
  • 7 shutter colors
  • 3 hinge colors
  • Choose from 4 slat sizes - 2 ½, 3, 3 ½, 4 ½ inches
  • Hidden tilt option for a cleaner look
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Which material should I choose?

As experts in all things shutters, we’ve taken the time to source only the very best materials for our products. With six different options on offer, including four American-made ranges with super fast delivery - you’re sure to find the right one for your home. 

Our wooden shutters are manufactured from sustainable timber and look just as fantastic in a modern home as they do in a period property.

Our faux wood shutter ranges are available in Polyvinyl or a Composite MDF. Polyvinyl is a highly durable material, which requires minimal effort to clean and maintain. Composite shutters provide the sturdiness and warmth of hardwood shutters, but also the resilience of vinyl or plastic shutters.

Find out more about our shutter materials

Still not sure which is the right one for you? No problem. Send an email to support@theshutterstore.com today and one of our expert team members will be happy to help.

What is included when I order samples?

If you would like to see firsthand the color finish and quality of any of our ranges before you make your decision please click here to choose your free samples.

Your handy sample pack will include up to 4 small pieces of wood and/or vinyl in the colors of your choice. Please note that these are for color referencing only and you will not receive a frame sample.

How do I measure my windows for shutters?

It’s easy to measure for your shutters, all you need is a steel tape measure, a pen or pencil and some paper. 
Simply follow our shutter measuring guides and you’ll be done in no time. 

What sets us apart from other shutter companies is that we’ll always give you a call after you’ve placed your order to confirm your measurements and answer any design questions you might have. Nothing goes into production until we have spoken with you to ensure all order details are as they need to be. 

Choosing the perfect material

Luxe Wood Shutters

Luxe Wood Shutters

From price $25 ft2

Made from sustainable Paulownia, our Luxe Wood shutters have a fine and knot-free grain. Paulownia is roughly 30% lighter than other hardwoods too, making it the perfect material for larger windows and doors. Plus, they come in our widest range of styles, colors, and finishes. They’re our best sellers for a reason.

All in the details

Hidden or front-facing Central tilt rods?

Tilt rods are used to open and close slatted shutter panels.

Simple and stylish, central tilt rods are slender wooden bars attached to the front of the slats.

If you want something with a more contemporary look, opt for hidden tilt rods. These are thin, metal mechanisms attached to the back of the shutter panels. They neatly connect all the slats in a panel together so when you move one slat, the others move too.

Getting the right light

Slat sizes for shutters are down to personal preference. If you have large windows, french doors or a contemporary look to your home, wide louvres or slats (3 ½" or 4 ½") often work best.

For traditional-style homes or smaller windows, narrow slats (2 ½") could be a better option.

Remember, the wider the slats, the deeper your shutter frame needs to be, so that might influence your choice.

Choosing the right frame for your window

Shutter frames are used to affix your shutters to your window area and they’re the perfect way to show off your shutters to full advantage. They're also useful for disguising uneven walls and windows that aren’t level, often found in older homes.

Shutter frames come in two styles – inside mount, where the frame sits inside the window recess allowing you full use of your window sill, or outside mount, where the frame is mounted to the wall area, ideal if your windows aren’t recessed.

Either way, your chosen shutter panels will be neatly mounted inside the shutter frames for a lovely professional finish.

Hinges to complement your shutter style

Hinges are used to attach your shutter panels to the shutter frames mounted either inside or outside your window recess. The high-quality fittings we use are guaranteed to make opening and closing your shutters smooth and easy.

Hinges are available in a wide range of styles, finishes and colours so you can choose a discreet hinge that blends in with your shutter style or opt for a contrasting hinge that complements your interior design look. 

Everything you need to know about mid-rails

Mid-rails run horizontally between a shutter panel’s top and bottom rails.

Although entirely optional, they’re a good way of giving your shutters extra strength and support and are generally recommended if your shutter panels are more than 72" in height.

Plus, when your shutters have mid-rails, the top and bottom halves of the shutter panel can be opened and closed independently, giving you both privacy and light at the same time.

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