When it comes to looks and practicality, the best kitchen window treatments are faux wood shutters or faux wood blinds.
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 wetness of most kitchens, while still offering great looks and privacy.
See how faux wood blinds and shutters stand up to the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Boise homes.
Faux Wood Shutters – Your Kitchen Windows’ Best Friend
It needs to be moisture resistant. Steam coming off the stove, splashes from the sink, or spilled beverages can ruin most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are totally moisture-proof, as well as coated with an extra layer of protective finish.
It should be easy to clean. Let’s face it – kitchens get messy. So if some tomato sauce flies onto your shutter, all you’ll need is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to get them back to their original shine.
It needs to be easy to operate. Have to open up the window quickly to let steam from dinner escape? Trying to sit that pie fresh from the oven on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to operate, and still let you have full access to your window.
Most other window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Draperies and shades can easily stain, any real wood window treatment can easily become warped in a humid room like the kitchen, and aluminum blinds can be a pain to open and close in a pinch.
Oh, and did we mention that faux wood shutters look amazing in the kitchen? With marble, natural wood and slate countertops all the rage in Boise, plantation shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as beautiful as anything in a design magazine.
That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s perfect match.
Faux Wood Blinds – Classic Window Treatment For Contemporary Boise Kitchens
Plantation shutters are our top recommendation for Boise kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing that work in the kitchen. In Boise, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best kitchen window treatment.
Faux wood is typically moisture-proof, so they’re already halfway there. Since faux wood blinds are also stain-proof, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Remember that blinds have more slats than shutters have louvers, meaning a little more work to clean. Also remember that certain blind cords can rot or wither after prolonged exposure to humidity, so be sure to ask about the cord material.
Faux wood blinds are also perfect for windows near the sink. In some Boise kitchens, cabinetry or an appliance might block shutters from opening. With blinds, you don’t need as much room to fully open your window.
And their looks are classic. They may not be as versatile as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can pair with other natural materials such as a limestone countertop or natural wood cabinetry and trim.
FAQs about Kitchen Window Treatments
Why don’t you recommend fabric window treatments like drapes or shades for my kitchen windows?
The majority of fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades tend to stain easily, making them impractical for a busy kitchen. The moisture and humidity in your kitchen may result in some funky smells seeping into the fabric.
Do you recommend a certain color for my kitchen shutters or blinds?
In a kitchen, we recommend a neutral color. A solid white or near-white is a great options, since they’ll match any modern appliances or countertops you might put in down the road. Earthtones also work well.
Which window treatment should I get if my kitchen window uses a lever to open?
If your kitchen windows open via lever, you can still put in shutters. 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 prolonged heat exposure, either from the sun or from the range.
If I’m remodeling my kitchen, when should I put in new window treatments?
Your window treatments, no matter if they’re shades, blinds, or shutters, should almost always be one of the last parts of a remodel. However, there’s a benefit to involving your window treatment vendor early on in your remodel to coordinate timelines, and better match styles and colors.
Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments
Faux wood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most Boise kitchens, but yours may be better off with a third option. For some personal attention for your windows, get a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 208-609-9129 or use the form below.
And for window treatment picks for any other room in your house, check out our Total Room Window Guide.