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Oct 26, 2017

Plantation Shutters and Cafe Shutters in Sea Girt, NJ

JOB OF THE WEEK: October 26, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Plantation shutters and cafe shutters were the perfect combo for this home in Sea Girt, NJ. Have a look at the before & after photos below and in the video to see!

All of these shutters feature the Invisitilt option, which is a hidden tilt bar. Shutters with Invisitilt have a cleaner, more-streamlined look and offer better view-through when looking to the outside.

To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window fashion needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to see the other Roman shade and plantation shutter options we offer!

Categories Cafe Shutters Home Decor Job of the Week Plantation Shutters Privacy Window Treatments

May 18, 2017

Cafe Shutters, Woven Woods, Motorized Nantucket Shades

JOB OF THE WEEK: May 18, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Watch as we transform rooms in this lovely traditional-style home.

We start with the dining room where cafe shutters provide privacy while maintaining a great view to the outside. Next, woven woods by a kitchen table are a fine way to keep the sun at bay when needed, and the same goes for the wovens in the kitchen overlooking a sunroom. At the top of a stairwell, cafe shutters let just the right amount of light in.

For the living room and master bedroom, we went with motorized Nantucket shades from Hunter Douglas, utilizing their PowerView technology. With these automated window shades, the shades can be set to open and close at predetermined times, as well as automatically anytime via the included remote control for a perfect combo of convenience and elegance!

To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Cafe Shutters Home Decor Job of the Week Motorization Nantucket Shades Privacy Window Treatments Woven Wood Shades

Apr 25, 2017

Why Buy Cafe Shutters?

What are cafe shutters and why should I choose them over traditional or plantation shutters?

What are Cafe Shutters?

Cafe shutters get their name from their popularity in restaurants and cafes, particularly in France, where they protected the privacy of the patrons while still allowing much of the outside sun and scenery in.

As you can see in the pictures from a recent job of ours that are included in this article, cafe shutters for windows cover just the bottom portion of each window, yet retain the look and feel of classic shutters, including having options for louver sizes and a choice of a front tilt bar or a hidden tilt bar for opening and closing the louvers.


Before and after photos of cafe shutters with front tilt bars.


Benefits of Cafe Shutters

Because they don't cover the full window, you have a great balance of light and privacy in rooms where the windows are fitted with cafe shutters. This balance is great for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as any other room where you don't feel the need for full window coverings.

In addition to the abundance of light you can allow in, you're also maintaining the nice view your window affords.

Cafe shutters are also very versatile in that they can be teamed with other window treatments such as curtains and even Honeycomb or Roman shades for a stylish and luxurious look.

Less expensive than plantation shutters, cafe shutters still provide the great look of those popular window coverings but with a more "open" look.


Before & after photos of cafe shutters with drapery.


Where to Buy Cafe Shutters

We offer a wide range of cafe shutters from some of the most respected brands in the business, and we custom measure & install every shutter for the perfect fit and look. Give us a call at (732) 223-6662 with any questions you have, and to find out the great options you have for cafe shutters in your home!

Categories Cafe Shutters Home Decor Light Control Plantation Shutters Privacy Window Treatments

Feb 16, 2017

Wood Blinds, Café Shutters, and Sheer Drapes

JOB OF THE WEEK: February 16, 2017

See your home in a new light!

Check out these before & after photos of white wood blinds, stained wood blinds, cafe shutters, and sheer drapery that we installed in a Jersey Shore home!

 To see individual before & after photos, check out our Facebook Photo Album for this project!

ASAP Blinds in Manasquan NJ has you covered for all of your window treatment needs in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and beyond. Call us today at 732-223-6662 to find out more!

Categories Cafe Shutters Drapery Home Decor Job of the Week Window Treatments Wood Blinds

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