Originally from Brighton, UK; California Shutters are a leading supplier of DIY made to measure wooden and plantation shutters, servicing across the UK.
; Quayside House, Basin Road House
Brighton and Hove
Sussex
BN41 1WF
United Kingdom

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Cafe Style Shutters

About Cafe Style Shutters

Designed to cover only the lower half of your window, our made to measure café style shutters are a stylish choice for anybody who wants to prevent passersby from peering into living spaces while still letting in plenty of light.

How fast would you like your shutters?

Affordable Wood Hybrid

8-10 weeks
IMPROVED PRODUCT
RRP: £208 m2

Sale Price: £166 m2

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These great-value, Hybrid shutters come in 12 neutral shades and all design styles. Constructed from Basswood with highly durable aluminium cored polyvinyl slats, our bestselling shutters.

Improved Product from 15/03/18. We have replaced the MDF material with Timber and Vinyl slats, reducing the weight to give greater width and height options.

Smooth Hardwood

8-10 weeks
IMPROVED PRODUCT
RRP: £259 m2

Sale Price: £207 m2

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Ideal for larger windows and doors, these light weight shutters are made from premier basswood timber. 

Improved Product from 15/03/18. The same classic hardwood shutters. Now available with a greater choice of frames and paint finishes!

Grained Hardwood

8-10 weeks
IMPROVED PRODUCT
RRP: £279 m2

Sale Price: £223 m2

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Sustainably sourced, Ash is one of the finest hardwoods a shutter can be crafted from. Available in a wide choice of paints and stains.  

Improved Product from 15/03/18. Our premium hardwood shutters now with a deeper texture and more character. Plus a greater choice of frames to aid installation.

Waterproof Vinyl

8-10 weeks
IMPROVED PRODUCT
RRP: £249 m2

Sale Price: £199 m2

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Highly durable and water resistant, these stylish shutters are easy to fit and care for, making them a great choice for kitchens or bathrooms.

Improved Product from 15/03/18. Now available with a choice of frames to aid installation and match our other ranges.

Express Affordable Wood Hybrid

3–5 weeks
IMPROVED PRODUCT
RRP: £308 m2

Sale Price: £246 m2

More information

These great-value, Hybrid shutters come in 12 neutral shades and all design styles. Constructed from Basswood with highly durable aluminium cored polyvinyl slats, our bestselling shutters.

Improved Product from 15/03/18. We have replaced the MDF material with Timber and Vinyl slats, reducing the weight to give greater width and height options.

Express Smooth Hardwood

3–5 weeks
IMPROVED PRODUCT
RRP: £359 m2

Sale Price: £287 m2

More information

Ideal for larger windows and doors, these light weight shutters are made from premier basswood timber. 

Improved Product from 15/03/18. The same classic hardwood shutters. Now available with a greater choice of frames and paint finishes!

Express Grained Hardwood

3–5 weeks
IMPROVED PRODUCT
RRP: £379 m2

Sale Price: £303 m2

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Our deep grained Ash shutter is one of the finest hardwoods a shutter can be crafted from. Available in a wide choice of paints and stains.  

Improved Product from 15/03/18. Our premium hardwood shutters now with a deeper texture and more character. Plus a greater choice of frames to aid installation.

Express Waterproof Vinyl

3–5 weeks
IMPROVED PRODUCT
RRP: £349 m2

Sale Price: £279 m2

More information

Highly durable and water resistant, these stylish shutters are easy to fit and care for, making them a great choice for kitchens or bathrooms.

Improved Product from 15/03/18. Now available with a choice of frames to aid installation and match our other ranges.

Configure and buy!

What is the Standard delivery time?

The standard delivery time for custom made, ready to fit shutters is 8-10 weeks from phone confirmation of your order. When you see the quality, you’ll understand they’re worth the wait. Please check out our delivery information page for more details.
 

What is Express Delivery?

Express Delivery is our fast track service where, for an extra cost, we will deliver your shutters within 3-5 weeks from phone confirmation. Please check out our delivery information page for more details.

What about cancellations or refunds?

Your indoor shutters are custom made to fit your particular windows, so once your order has been accepted, checked and confirmed by phone and by email, it can’t be cancelled. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you are absolutely happy before sending your Order Confirmation email and making your shutters. 

Choosing the perfect material

Affordable Wood Hybrid

Affordable Wood Hybrid

Today's price £166 m2

Gorgeous shutters don’t have to cost the earth. Our elegant Wood Hybrid café style shutters are made from a combination of Basswood and Polyvinyl. These shutters are even tougher than MDF thanks to their strong aluminium core. They’re hardwearing, durable, very affordable and available in a choice of 4 slat sizes and 12 painted finishes. They’re the UK’s best-selling shutters.

Smooth Hardwood

Smooth Hardwood

Today's price £207 m2

A sustainable, eco-friendly choice, our Smooth Hardwood café style shutters are made from a durable Basswood with a smooth-grained texture that gives a lovely painted finish. These café style shutters are available in 4 different slat sizes and 12 standard paint finishes. We also offer 8 exclusive on trend shades from the California Collection at no extra cost.

Grained Hardwood

Grained Hardwood

Today's price £223 m2

Our premium Grained Hardwood café style window shutters are crafted from great quality and sustainably sourced Ash timber. Ash is a natural hardwood with a textured grain but few knots. This makes it strong, hard-wearing and resistant to splitting, so it’s not surprising it’s one of our most popular shutter materials. These shutters are available in a natural wood finish with 8 different stains or painted in 12 neutral shades, to enhance the timber’s naturally beautiful grained appearance.

Waterproof Vinyl

Waterproof Vinyl

Today's price £199 m2

There’s a perfect shutter style for every room in your home, including bathrooms, kitchens and wetrooms. Our vinyl café style shutters are 100% waterproof so they’re an easy-clean, hardwearing, practical choice.

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, regular 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. This is a hidden mechanism, integrated into the side of the shutter panel. 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 (89mm or 114mm) often work best.

For traditional-style homes or smaller windows, narrow slats (64mm) could be a better option.

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

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 3000mm 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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