For looks and practicality, the best choice for kitchen window treatments are faux wood blinds or faux wood shutters.
Why are those two the best options? Faux wood shutters and blinds are the best at standing up to the messes and wetness of most kitchens, in addition to giving you privacy and fantastic looks.
See how shutters and blinds can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Indianapolis homes.
Faux Wood Shutters – Your Kitchen Windows’ Best Friend
It needs to be moisture resistant. Steam rising from a skillet, splashes from washing dishes in the sink, or spilled drinks can destroy the appeal of 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 face it – kitchens get dirty. So when that spoonful of soup flies onto your shutter, all you’ll need is a wipe with a damp cloth to get them back to their original shine.
It needs to be easy to use. Need to open up the window quickly to let smoke or steam out? Trying to sit that pie fresh from the oven on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to use, and still let you have full use of your window.
Most other window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Fabric window treatments such as shades can easily stain, any real wood window treatment won’t last long in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a pain to operate in a pinch.
Oh, and did we mention that plantation shutters look amazing in the kitchen? With marble, natural wood and limestone countertops at the height of popularity in Indianapolis, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival any designer’s best work.
That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are your kitchen windows’ best friend.
Faux Wood Blinds – Classic Window Treatment For Modern Indianapolis Kitchens
Plantation shutters are our first pick for Indianapolis kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing that work in the kitchen. In Indianapolis, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best window treatment for the kitchen.
Faux wood is typically going to be moisture-resistant, so these blinds are off to a great start already. Since faux wood blinds also won’t stain, a wet cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Remember that more blind slats will mean more surface area to clean compared to shutters. Also keep in mind that certain blind cords might mildew or wither after prolonged exposure to humidity, so ask your window treatment provider about the cord material.
Faux wood blinds are a great addition to windows above the sink. In some Indianapolis kitchens, your cabinets or appliances 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 classic. They may not be as complementary as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can accentuate other natural elements like a limestone countertop or hardwood cabinets and trim.
Frequently Asked Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments
Is there a reason why you don’t recommend fabric window treatments like drapes or shades for windows in the kitchen?
Many fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades can easily get stained, making them impractical for a busy kitchen. The humidity in your kitchen may result in some funky smells seeping into the fabric.
What color should I get for my kitchen shutters or blinds?
For the kitchen, it’s hard to go wrong with a neutral hue. A solid white or near-white is a great choice, as they’ll match any new appliances or countertops you might put in down the road. Blacks and browns 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 shutters are fire-resistant, and will never show discoloring even from prolonged heat exposure, either from the sun or from the oven.
When should I put in window treatments during a kitchen remodel?
Your window treatments, no matter if they’re shades, blinds, or shutters, should be one of the last things you do 90% of the time. However, there’s a benefit to involving your shutter vendor early on in your remodel to make the whole thing run smoother.
Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments
Faux wood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most Indianapolis kitchens, but yours may be better off with a third option. For some personal attention for your windows, schedule an in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 317-558-9066 or use the form below.
And for window treatment tips for any other room in your house, check out our Total Room Window Guide.