There are some rooms that are a lot easier to decorate while others consist of elements that can be a lot more difficult to get right. The kitchen is one room where window treatments in particular are tricky to get right. The main reason for this is that you want to choose something stylish but at the same time don’t want to spoil or ruin it when you are cooking up a storm. From shutters to curtains or blinds there is ample choice on the market. To help you decide whether American Shutters are in line with your preferred choice or you would rather go with something more conventional, consider these style tips below.
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One of the first considerations is choosing a window treatment is whether it will be able to withstand not only moisture but can be easily wiped clean due to the build up of grease and smells that permeate the kitchen. So if you are choosing fabrics in order to place drapes or curtains across your kitchen windows ensure that they are durable and resistant enough and can be easily wiped clean – there should be a film over the fabric to prevent moisture being absorbed allowing for easier cleaning. In this regard, blinds and shutters are much less maintenance and more suited practically to such conditions. Blinds and shutters are resistant against moisture and only require a simple wiping down in order to keep clean.
Light and Privacy
Light is an important consideration and depending on where your window faces can influence what window treatment to opt for. If you are facing the road or have a block of flats in your site and want to permit light through but have privacy at the same time, blinds and shutters are a great choice. The louvers allow for adjusting the light to permit as little or as much light through as you want. Blinds and shutters can also be opened completely or closed fully when needed.
Colour is also an important consideration. Don’t only take into mind the colour scheme of your kitchen but also look at its size and where it is open plan. If it is a relatively small kitchen lighter coloured window treatments are ideal and if your kitchen openly connects to another room you may want to consider keeping the continuity of your current window treatments. A great look is also to consider the style of your kitchen cupboards. If you have wooden cupboards you can choose to have wooden shutters stained to the same wooden tone. The look can be stunning and with wood being easy to keep clean, you are able to achieve a good balance in both style and maintenance.
Once you start putting these tips into action you will soon discover how many options you have open to you when choosing the right window treatment for your kitchen. If you are leaning towards shutters and Venetian blinds then American Shutters are the ideal place to start. They can provide you with some further insight into design and colour choices to match the current style of your kitchen and home. Allow yourself to shop around as well and ponder a few different ideas. This way you won’t be limiting yourself and you will end up with the perfect solution.
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