Full height shutters
Full height shutters will cover the whole of your patio door and, if they are mounted onto a track system from above, there will be no frame piece on the bottom that you will need to step over when you venture outside. Full height shutters can also feature a mid-rail to hide handles and offer adjustable louvres so you can control the level of light in your rooms.
A mid-rail feature also allows you to differentiate the lower rail from the top rail. For example, if your patio door has a solid bottom section and a glazed top section, you may wish to have a solid bottom shutter section, with a top louvered section. This is also a popular choice for anyone wanting to create a traditional, farmhouse type feels for their shutters.
Solid bottom half shutters also have the added benefit of being easier to clean when dirt enters from outside.