Plantation shutters are a popular choice for kitchens, and other rooms too. When shopping for interior shutters, it’s important to know if you are buying custom shutters truly built for your windows or if the company will take stock panels and cut them down to fit. Often, the prices are very similar.
Plantation shutters designed with a divider rail or in the double hung fashion are a popular choice in bathrooms. They allow for closure of the bottom louvers for privacy while the top louvers can be left opened for a view and light. It’s harder to get that kind of function with curtains, drapes or wood blinds.
Sometimes a half shutter is all you need, but we would caution you on buying half shutters. They cost almost as much as full length shutters. You won’t get as much insulation or sunlight control. Full window shutters beautifully let in lots of light and view while protecting your furniture and rugs from sun damage. So weigh the advantages and disadvantages before making the decision to go with half shutters. If you never plan to actually open the panels back against the wall, having them open from the center is fine.
How your shutters are designed will depend on your needs/wants and the style of your windows.