Modern Kitchen Window Treatments for Destin Homes10/08/2015Eric Ramsey With regards 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 window treatments that can best stand 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 Anything you could ask for from a kitchen window treatment, Destin’s best faux wood shutters offer. Think about what you need out of any kitchen furnishing: It needs to be moisture-proof. Steam coming off the stove, splashes from the sink, and spilled drinks can destroy the appeal of most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are totally 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. Need to open up the window in a hurry to let smoke or steam out? 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 give you 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 mini blinds can be a pain to open and close in a pinch. Oh, and did we mention that faux wood shutters look absolutely gorgeous 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 – Vintage 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 usually going to be water resistant, so we’re headed in the right direction. Since faux wood blinds are also stain-proof, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Remember that more blind slats will mean more surface area to clean compared to shutters. Also bear in mind 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 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? Gorgeous. They might not be as complementary as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can complement other natural elements such as a limestone counter or hardwood cabinetry and trim. Frequently Asked Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments Why don’t you recommend shades or drapes for my kitchen windows? Most 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. Blacks and browns also work well. What window treatment should I get if my kitchen window uses a crank to open? If your kitchen windows use a crank, you can still put in shutters. Shutter panel cut-outs are easily made, and give you full access to your window. Are any of these kitchen window treatments 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 oven. During a kitchen remodel, when should I install new window treatments? Your window treatments, whether they’re shutters, shades or blinds, will be one of the last things you do 90% of the time. 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 yours may be better off with a third option. 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.