What are the best blinds for kitchen windows?
What are the best blinds for kitchen windows?
As the saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Unfortunately, it’s also a notoriously difficult spot to decorate, especially when it comes to window dressings. Heat, humidity and grease are the natural enemy of clean, well maintained blinds. Steam and liquid can leave your window coverings mouldy or covered in mildew, open flames could cause damage, whilst grease and food splatter could have you washing your blinds every other week.
Kitchen blinds ideally need to be durable, water resistant and very easy to maintain. The best window coverings for your kitchen will be made from materials that won’t crack, warp or split when exposed to heat and moisture and should only take a few minutes to keep clean each week or be simple to spot clean.
So, what are the best blinds for kitchens?
At The Blinds Gallery we have a great range of durable, stylish window coverings ideal for your kitchen and we can help you decide which option is right for you. Read on below to find out what we recommend.
If you’re looking for the best blinds for kitchen windows, then shutters are an easy winner. They are in many ways the Rolls Royce of kitchen blinds – beautiful, functional and durable enough to last for many, many years in a hot, humid environment. Shutters come in a huge variety of different colours, slat sizes and materials. Aluminium or PVC materials are the best choice for the kitchen as they won’t warp or expand if exposed to moisture, but plantation shutters also come in timber if you’d prefer. You’ll also find that shutters are available in a variety of configurations to suit any kitchen, from fixed, hinged, bi-fold and even sliding door designs. The great thing about shutters is that they make it simple to control light, privacy and air flow. With just the flick of your wrist you can adjust the shutters to allow natural light to flow in, or you can shut them for complete privacy. They are an excellent choice for a kitchen space because of their timeless design and because they usually don’t require much more than a quick wipe down each week to keep them in great shape.
What really sets them apart as the ideal choice for your kitchen is that our range of shutters are certified fire retardant. If you have windows close to heat sources or open flames then a fire retardant treatment on your windows should be considered a must-have safety feature.
Our shutter range come complete with long warranties so you can enjoy complete peace of mind.
If you’re looking for a slightly more affordable option than shutters, then PVC venetian blinds are a great alternative. They offer similar clean lines, and since they’re made from hard-wearing PVC they won’t crack or warp in your kitchen. They come in a range of colours and styles, including timber-look designs and can be operated with cords, wands or even an automated control system. Venetian blinds are simple to install and can be purchased in standard sizes or custom fit your windows. You’ll enjoy an excellent level of light control and privacy with them – slats can be tilted to adjust the amount of light entering your kitchen and they can be pulled up and neatly stacked at the top of your windows for a completely unobstructed view. If you’re looking to add a contemporary touch to your kitchen, then ask us about our PVC venetian blinds.
If you prefer the look of fabric blinds, then roller blinds should be at the top of your list. They’re a lightweight, slimline and affordable option that are perfect for the kitchen. Roller blinds come in an almost endless variety of colours, patterns and fabric options. From beautiful sheer fabrics to complete block out materials, you’ll find almost every imaginable design available to you. Roller blinds can be closely fitted to your windows and rolled up out of the way when necessary. Like venetian blinds, they can be operated with cords, wands or motorised control systems. You will find that they are likely to need more regular maintenance and cleaning, luckily they’re easy to keep in good condition. Your roller blinds will rarely require more than a simple spot clean and a dusting. If they require more, they’re easy to remove and can be cleaned gently with a damp cloth or by a professional cleaning service.
Need help making a decision? Get in touch with us today for expert advice from our helpful staff, or get a free measure and quote today.
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