Thinking about what type of blinds will best suit your kitchen windows? A good starting point is to make a decision based on the material that has been used. If you want a window treatment that will last you a long time, you need to look for kitchen blinds made to withstand heat, humidity, and ones that are easy to maintain. That being said, here are the most popular types that can perform well in the kitchen area.
Kitchen roller shades have clean and elegant design. They are also a smart and simple choice since they can cover the whole kitchen window with a single piece of fabric that can be rolled up or down, providing the right amount of shade and privacy. This makes kitchen roller shades a great option if your window is facing the garden or the road or you use the window sill for storage. But as I already mentioned, there is a catch regarding what can make blinds kitchen-friendly and that is the fabric choice. Woven wood made roller shades may look good for instance but they don’t make for the best choice. You should rather opt for roller blinds made of fabrics that are mould and mildew resistant, antifungal and waterproof. For added convenience, you have the option to automate the blinds and integrate your motorised blinds with popular smart home automation systems such as Alexa. You can also opt for double roller blinds – system that includes two different types of blinds on a single slimline bracket.
Another option that works well for your kitchen windows are the PVC made venetian blinds, especially if your kitchen window is within close proximity to the stove top. Venetians made from durable and stable PVC material can offer the right protection from humidity and steam that’s occurring during the most common activity in the kitchen – cooking. They can also control the amount of sunlight coming in by angling the blades in such a way as to direct, filter or block out light. When it comes to cleaning, they can be a bit tricky because of the number of individual slats they have, but with regular cleaning, you can prevent dust and dirt build up.
PVC made plantation shutters can be also a sensible option. They are resistant to moisture and humidity, easy to clean (as wide slats can be wiped clean any time) and have a classic style that can give your windows an upscale look. Shutters are also a great choice for homes with small children because they’re completely cordless.