4 Best Blinds for the Kitchen
Your kitchen window coverings have a lot to deal with. From grease and splashes, to steam or even the occasional wine stain, it's important that these blinds are waterproof, easy to clean and won't hold on to smells. It’s equally important that you can maintain your privacy while you’re cooking up a storm!
Keep reading to find the perfect kitchen blinds for the heart of your home.
Do you cook a lot?
As we all know, cooking can result in a lot of smoke, steam and grease in the kitchen. If you’ve chosen the wrong material, all of these elements can significantly reduce the lifespan of your blinds, so it’s essential to pick a sturdy material when buying blinds for the kitchen.
Timber-look nova blinds are ideal if you want the natural look of wood in your kitchen. These indoor blinds have the charming appearance of a wooden blind with the ability to withstand moisture, steam and splashes.
To clean timber look blinds, simply get a damp cloth and use it to wipe off any grime or grease that’s settled on the surface. The best part is, you don’t even have to take these blinds down to clean them! Just adjust the slats and wipe.
Does your kitchen face a busy street?
If your kitchen faces a busy street, gets direct sunlight, or if you want to increase your privacy, then roller blinds will be a good match for your kitchen. These stylish, modern indoor blinds will suit just about any kitchen space and provide excellent light and privacy control. Customise your roller blinds with a sunscreen fabric layer to keep out prying eyes and protect any food from harsh, direct sunlight.
Whether you prefer classic rollers, or double roller blinds, these are both excellent choices for the kitchen. These premium quality blinds are made from durable and waterproof polyester, so you know they'll be easy to clean and take care of once you've installed them. Plus, if you ever need to replace the roller blind fabric, you’ll be glad to know that the process is simple and affordable.
Alternatively, Roman blinds are also a great choice for privacy in the kitchen. While these indoor blinds are not quite as low maintenance as other options, they make up for it with their effortless style. They come complete with a simple chain system that is operated by a simple twist of the chain. This raises the blinds to your desired height and allows you to block light out or let it stream into your kitchen.
Are your windows close to the sink or cooktop?
If your windows are close to the sink, they’ll be in the direct firing line. Blinds placed here will need to be made from a durable enough material to withstand all types of steam, splashes and moisture. I recommend staying away from natural wood blinds, as they will quickly warp and become damaged, and instead opting for aluminium venetian blinds.
Made from a non-corrosive material protected by naturally occurring oxide film, aluminium venetians are as durable as indoor blinds comes. Resistant to fading, peeling or warping, you won't have any hassles when it comes to cooking around these blinds. Or, if you’ve got a little bit of extra cash to splash, consider choosing aluminium shutters for your kitchen to add a little extra wow factor. Aluminium is an incredibly low-maintenance and lightweight material, so you can enjoy them (with minimal fuss and cleaning) for many years to come. With high-tech powder coated, these water-resistant shutters are the perfect choice for areas prone to steam, moisture and mess.
Want to enjoy the view while you cook?
No one wants to look at a blank wall while they’re cooking, which is why vertical blinds can be a great kitchen blind. Once installed, you can control the position of the vertical slats to suit your needs. With the right angle, you can easily stop people from seeing inside your home, without completely blocking your own view.
Vertical blinds are also super easy to replace if they do happen to get damaged. Half Price Blinds online gives you the options to order single vertical panels from as little as $3.
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