Whether you are renovating your kitchen or just in need of a good window treatment, the blinds you chose need to look good and be functional. So, if you are in the market for new kitchen blinds, let’s look at three of the factors that will influence your final decision and then at some of the blinds that are suitable for kitchens.
1. Easy to clean
Next to the bathroom, the kitchen is the one area in your home where you want blinds that are easy to keep clean. Cooking smells, grease, splashes of food, smoke and steam can all cause stains on your blinds and shorten their life. So you want durable blinds that can stand up to a lot of heat and can be cleaned with just a light spray and a clean cloth. If your preferred blind isn’t going to be easy to clean, there are plenty of other styles that are sure to suit your design.
2. Water resistant
If your window is above the kitchen sink, you really need a blind that is water resistant. It’s so easy for water to be sprayed onto the window from the sink and if the blind becomes wet, you don’t want it to stain, as it will start to look shabby very quickly.
3. Natural light
If your kitchen gets a lot of natural light, you won’t want to make your kitchen dark with a blind that blocks out this light. On the other hand, if the morning sun is too fierce, you might want to consider a blind that can filter out the hot sun, but let the light in as the day progresses.
Now that you understand some of the factors that may influence your choice of kitchen blind, let’s look at some of the more popular blinds that are fitted in Aussie kitchens.
Screen Roller Blinds
If you want to reduce the heat and UV rays coming through the window in your kitchen, then a screen roller blind is a very good option. These blinds let in a lot of filtered light, so they keep your kitchen well lit, but at the same time, they also stop most of the sun’s heat from entering. Screen roller blinds are 100% waterproof and washable, bacterial and fungal resistant and are available in lots of great modern colours.
Also known as roller blinds, these low maintenance blinds are both durable and hard wearing and can be a good option for your kitchen. You can control the amount of light and heat entering through the window by raising or lowering the blind and you can also select a special light filtering fabric that cuts the heat coming in by 96%.
Polywood Venetian Blinds (Faux Wood)
Easy to clean and 100% water resistant, our Polywood Venetian blinds give you fingertip precision to control the amount of heat and light entering your kitchen. They are long lasting and durable, and offer a very stylish and affordable option to 100% wood plantation shutters.
If you want the ultimate in kitchen window treatments, then our Plantation Shutters are right at the top of the list. Highly durable and resistant to moisture, these real wood shutters give you precise control over the light and heat entering your kitchen, add value to your home and look fabulous!