The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home. There are several factors to consider when choosing the right kitchen blinds. You want to create a comfortable space that your family will enjoy as well as express your personal style and also choose something that is functional and easy to maintain.
Take into consideration the amount of light that comes into the room, the size and placement of the windows, and whether they will be prone to getting wet or possibly absorbing cooking odors.
If you think you might want a fabric type shade, stay away from heavy materials as they will be more likely to hold in smells. Instead, sunscreen and roller shades are good options. They are lightweight and can be positioned at various heights to block sunlight. How much light do you want to allow into the room when the shades are down? Roller Shades are available in a range of light filtering choices from sheer to blackout. The variety of styles and colors are vast so this is a good way to add a splash of color to your kitchen.
Another popular selection is the Venetian blind. These consist of overlapping horizontal slats that can be tilted to block or allow light. The blind can be lifted fully for maximum light exposure. These types of blinds are stylish and practical. Aluminum or plastic may be best for windows near sinks or stoves due to moisture. Choose a blind with a smooth finish because they will be easier to wipe down than a textured material. Avoid hard wood blinds as they can warp from dampness. They are also heavier and would be harder to lift. Some types of blinds are treated so that they will be water-repellent and flame retardant. Faux wood blinds give you the wood look without the limitations of real wood. They are more durable and come in many colors.
Roller shades and Venetian blinds both come with the cordless upgrade option. Choosing a cordless version is a good idea for a cleaner look as well as eliminating the potential safety hazard.
Keeping in mind that kitchens are high-traffic areas and splatters and smells from cooking are inevitable, choosing the right kitchen blinds can be very important. You want something that looks attractive, makes you feel content and is easy to clean. There are many great options that meet those guidelines.