A “divider rail” can be added to a panel allowing control of the upper and lower sets of louvers independently. This application is particularly useful if you enjoy the privacy provided by the closed lower louvers, but don’t want to sacrifice the natural light provided by the open upper louvers.

plantation shutters with top open

The divider rail provides, even more, verstatility to plantation shutters.  This is definitely an option you should consider when deciding to purchase plantation shutters from Shenandoah Shutters.