When it comes to looks and practicality, the best choice for kitchen window treatments are faux wood blinds or faux wood shutters.
Why are those two great for kitchens? Faux wood blinds and shutters are the best at standing up to the messes and moisture of most kitchens, all while giving you stylish looks and privacy.
Take a look at how shutters and blinds stand up to the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Destin homes.
Faux Wood Shutters – Your Kitchen Windows’ Perfect Match
It needs to be moisture-proof. Steam coming off the stove, splashes from the sink, and spilled drinks can spell disaster most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are 100% moisture-proof, and coated with a protective finish to prevent damage.
It should be easy to clean. Let’s face it – kitchens get dirty. So when that spoonful of soup flies onto your shutter, all it takes is a wipe with a damp cloth to make them look brand-new.
It needs to be easy to operate. Want to open up the window in a hurry to let out steam or smoke? Need to sit that pie fresh from the oven on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to use, and still let you have full use of your window.
Most other window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Fabric window treatments like drapes are easy to stain, any real wood window treatment won’t handle the moisture in a humid room like the kitchen, and aluminum blinds can be a pain to open or shut in a pinch.
Not to mention the fact that faux wood shutters look incredible in the kitchen. With quartz, hardwood and limestone countertops at the height of popularity in Destin, plantation shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival any kitchen on HGTV.
That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s perfect match.
Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Contemporary Destin Kitchens
Plantation shutters are our #1 recommendation for Destin kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that work in the kitchen. In Destin, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best window treatment for the kitchen.
Faux wood is typically going to be water resistant, so these blinds are off to a great start already. Faux wood blinds also won’t stain, so, a damp 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 bear in mind that certain blind cords can mildew or shrivel after constant exposure to moisture, so be sure to ask about the cord material.
Faux wood blinds are also perfect for windows right by the sink. In some Destin 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 complement other natural elements such as a limestone counter or hardwood cabinetry and trim.
FAQs about Kitchen Window Treatments
Why don’t you recommend shades or drapes for my kitchen windows?
The majority of fabric window treatments like draperies or shades are easy to stain, so they’re impractical for a busy kitchen. The moisture and humidity in a kitchen may result in some funky smells seeping into the fabric.
What’s the best color for kitchen shutters or blinds?
In a kitchen, it’s hard to go wrong with a neutral hue. A solid white or near-white is an awesome options, since they’ll complement any modern countertops or appliances you install in the future. Earthtones also work well.
What window treatment should I get if my kitchen window uses a lever to open?
If your kitchen windows open via lever, you can still put in shutters. Shutter panel cut-outs are easily made, and give you full access to your window.
Which kitchen window treatments are fire-resistant?
Polywood shutters are fire-resistant, and won’t show discoloring even from longterm heat exposure, no matter if it’s from the sun or from the range.
During a kitchen remodel, when should I install new window treatments?
Your window treatments, whether they’re shutters, shades or blinds, will almost always be one of the last parts of a remodel. However, it can be beneficial to involve your shutter installer early on in your remodel to make the whole thing run smoother.
Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments
Faux wood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most Destin kitchens, but each kitchen is unique. For some personal attention for your windows, set up a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 850-203-0419 or use the form below.
And for window treatment recommendations for the other rooms in your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.