When it comes to looks and usability, the best choice for kitchen window treatments are faux wood shutters or faux wood blinds.
Why are those two great for kitchens? Faux wood shutters and blinds are the window treatments that can best stand up to the messes and wetness of the kitchen, in addition to giving you privacy and fantastic looks.
Take a look at how shutters and blinds can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Salt Lake City homes.
Faux Wood Shutters Are A Kitchen Window’s Perfect Match
It needs to be moisture resistant. Steam coming off the stove, splashes from the sink, or spilled drinks can ruin most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are completely moisture-proof, as well as coated with an extra layer of protective finish.
It should be easily cleaned. Face it – kitchens get dirty. So if some tomato sauce flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all it takes is a wipe with a damp cloth to get them back to their original shine.
It should be easy to operate. Need to open your window in a hurry to let steam from dinner escape? Need to sit that pie fresh from the oven on the window sill to cool? Shutters are simple to operate, and offer full access to your window.
The vast majority of window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Shades or drapes can easily stain, anything made of wood can mildew in a humid room like the kitchen, and mini 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 quartz, hardwood and limestone countertops at the height of popularity in Salt Lake City, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival anything you’ll see in a designer boutique.
That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are your kitchen windows’ best friend.
Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Modern Salt Lake City Kitchens
Faux wood shutters are our first pick for Salt Lake City kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing that we’d recommend. In Salt Lake City, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best window treatment for the kitchen.
Faux wood is typically moisture-proof, so we’re headed in the right direction. Faux wood blinds are also stain-proof, so, a wet cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Keep in mind that more blind slats will mean more surface area to clean compared to shutters. Also keep in mind that certain blind cords can mildew or shrivel after prolonged exposure to humidity, so ask your window treatment provider about the cord material.
Faux wood blinds are a great addition to windows right above the sink. In some Salt Lake City kitchens, an appliance or extensive cabinetry might block shutters from opening. With blinds, a pull of the cord will open up your view.
And their looks are classic. They may not be as complementary as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can pair with other natural elements like a granite counter or hardwood cabinets and trim.
Common Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments
Is there a reason why you don’t recommend shades or drapes for windows in the kitchen?
Many fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades tend to stain easily, making them impractical for a busy kitchen. The humidity in your kitchen can also cause them to mildew easily.
Do you recommend a certain color for my kitchen shutters or blinds?
In a kitchen, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. A solid white or near-white is a great pick, because they’ll complement any new countertops or appliances you may purchase 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, 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 scorch even from prolonged exposure to heat, no matter if it’s from the sun or from the stovetop.
During a kitchen remodel, when should I install new window treatments?
Your window treatments, whether they’re blinds, shutters, or shades, will usually be the last part of a remodel. However, it might be beneficial to involve your window treatment 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 what we recommend for most Salt Lake City kitchens, but each kitchen is unique. For some personal attention for your windows, get a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window treatment pros. Call us at 801-515-3598 or use the form below.
And for window treatment recommendations for the rest of your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.