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 shutters and blinds are the window treatments that can best stand up to the messes and moisture of the kitchen, while still offering great looks and privacy.
Take a look at how these window treatments stand up to the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Fort Lauderdale homes.
Faux Wood Shutters – A Kitchen Window’s Perfect Match
It should be waterproof. Steam from boiling pots, splashes from washing dishes in the sink, or spilled beverages can spell disaster most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are 100% moisture-proof, in addition to their protective coating and finish.
It should be easily cleaned. Let’s be real – kitchens get dirty. So when that spoonful of soup flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all it takes is a wipe with a damp cloth to make them good as new.
It should be easy to use. Have to open your window quickly to let smoke or steam out? Want to set that fresh apple pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to operate, and still let you have full use of your window.
The vast majority of window treatments can’t do any of those, let alone all of them. Fabric window treatments such as shades are easy to stain, anything made of wood can mildew in a humid room like the kitchen, and mini blinds can be a pain to open or shut in a pinch.
Oh, and did we mention that plantation shutters look amazing in the kitchen? With marble, hardwood and limestone countertops at the height of popularity in Fort Lauderdale, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as beautiful as any designer’s best work.
That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s best friend.
Faux Wood Blinds – Classic Window Treatment For Contemporary Fort Lauderdale Kitchens
Plantation shutters are our first recommendation for Fort Lauderdale kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that will work. In Fort Lauderdale, faux wood blinds are our runner-up for best kitchen window treatment.
Faux wood is always going to be water resistant, so we’re headed in the right direction. Since faux wood blinds also won’t stain, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Bear in mind that blinds are a little more work to clean than shutters due to the size and number of slats. Also keep in mind that certain blind cords can rot or shrivel after a long period of exposure to moisture, so be sure to ask about the cord material.
Faux wood blinds are great on windows right by the sink. In some Fort Lauderdale kitchens, cabinetry or an appliance 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 gorgeous. They might not be as versatile as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can pair with other natural materials such as a limestone counter or hardwood cabinets and trim.
FAQs about Kitchen Window Treatments
Why don’t you recommend shades or drapes for my kitchen windows?
Most fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades are easy to stain, making them impractical for a busy kitchen. The moisture in a kitchen might also result in mildewing.
Do you recommend a certain color for kitchen shutters or blinds?
In a kitchen, your best bet is a neutral tone. A solid white or off-white is an awesome options, because they’ll match any modern appliances or countertops you may purchase in the future. Earthtones also work well.
What window treatment do I need if my kitchen window is a casement?
If your kitchen windows are casement windows, shutters will still work! We offer shutters with cut-out panels, giving you full access to your window.
Are there any kitchen window treatments that are heat-resistant?
Polywood plantation shutters are fire-resistant, and will never show discoloring even from longterm heat exposure, no matter if it’s from the sun or from the oven.
When should I put in window treatments during a kitchen remodel?
Your window treatments, whether they’re shutters, shades or blinds, will be one of the last things you do 90% of the time. However, there’s a benefit to involving your shutter vendor 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 Fort Lauderdale kitchens, but your kitchen might be different. For some personal attention for your windows, set up an in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window treatment pros. Call us at 561-440-8535 or use the form below.
And for window treatment tips for any other room in your house, check out our Total Room Window Guide.