With regards to looks and practicality, the best kitchen window treatments are faux wood shutters or faux wood blinds.
Why are those two the best options? Faux wood blinds and shutters are the window treatments that can best stand up to the messes and wetness of the kitchen, while still offering great looks and privacy.
See how shutters and blinds can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Clearwater homes.
Faux Wood Shutters Are A Kitchen Window’s Best Friend
It should be moisture resistant. Steam coming off the stove, splashes from the sink, or spilled beverages can destroy the appeal of most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are 100% moisture-proof, and coated with a protective finish to prevent damage.
It needs to be easily cleaned. It’s a fact – kitchens get dirty. So when that tomato sauce flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all you’ll need is a wipe with a damp cloth to make them good as new.
It should be easy to use. Have to open up the window in a hurry to let steam from dinner escape? Want to set that fresh apple pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to operate, and give you full access to your window.
Most other window treatments can’t do any of those, let alone all of them. Shades or drapes can easily stain, any real wood window treatment can mildew in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a hassle to operate in a pinch.
Oh, and did we mention that faux wood shutters look fantastic in the kitchen? With marble, hardwood and slate countertops all the rage in Clearwater, plantation shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as beautiful as any designer’s best work.
That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s perfect match.
Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Modern Clearwater Kitchens
Polywood shutters are our top pick for Clearwater kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing that work in the kitchen. In Clearwater, faux wood blinds are our runner-up for best window treatment for the kitchen.
Faux wood is always water resistant, so we’re headed in the right direction. Faux wood blinds also won’t stain, so, a wet cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Keep in mind that blinds are a little more work to clean than shutters due to the size and number of slats. Also remember that certain blind cords can mildew or shrivel after a long period of exposure to moisture, so be sure to ask about the cord material.
Faux wood blinds are a great addition to windows above the sink. In some Clearwater kitchens, an appliance or extensive cabinetry might not allow you enough room to open shutters completely. With blinds, a pull of the cord will open up your view.
And their looks are classic. They might not be as universal as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can pair with other natural materials like a limestone countertop or hardwood cabinets and trim.
Common Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments
Why don’t you recommend shades or drapes for my kitchen windows?
Many fabric window treatments like shades and drapes can easily get stained, which means that they’re unsuited for a busy kitchen. The humidity in a kitchen might also result in mildewing.
Do you recommend a certain color for kitchen shutters or blinds?
For the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. A solid white or off-white is an awesome options, because they’ll complement any new appliances or countertops you may purchase in the future. Blacks, grays and earthtones also work well.
Which window treatment do I need if my kitchen window uses a crank to open?
If your kitchen windows use a crank, shutters will still work! Shutter panel cut-outs are easily made, and give you full access to your window.
Are there any kitchen window treatments that are fire-resistant?
Polywood shutters are fire-resistant, and will never show discoloring even from prolonged heat exposure, no matter if it’s from the sun or from the oven.
When should I put in window treatments during a kitchen remodel?
Your window treatments, whether they’re shutters, shades or blinds, should be one of the last things you do 90% of the time. However, it might be beneficial to involve your shutter company early in your project to make the whole thing run smoother.
Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments
Polywood shutters and faux wood blinds are our top picks for most Clearwater kitchens, but each kitchen is unique. If you want some personal attention for your windows, set up an in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 813-580-7288 or use the form below.
And for window treatment recommendations for the other rooms in your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.