For looks and practicality, the best choice for window treatments for your kitchen are faux wood blinds or faux wood shutters.
What makes them the best options? Faux wood blinds and shutters are the best at standing up to the messes and moisture of the kitchen, all while giving you stylish looks and privacy.
See how these window treatments stand up to the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Sacramento homes.
Faux Wood Shutters Are A Kitchen Window’s Perfect Match
It should be moisture-proof. Steam from boiling pots of water, splashes from the sink, or spilled drinks 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 easily cleaned. It’s a fact – kitchens get messy. So when that tomato sauce flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all you’ll need is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to make them good as new.
It should be easy to operate. Want to open your window in a hurry to let smoke or steam out? Trying to sit that pie fresh from the oven on the window sill to cool? Shutters are simple to use, 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, anything made of wood can easily become warped in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a hassle to operate in a pinch.
Oh, and did we mention that faux wood shutters look amazing in the kitchen? With quartz, hardwood and slate countertops at the height of popularity in Sacramento, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival anything in a design magazine.
That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s best friend.
Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Modern Sacramento Kitchens
Faux wood shutters are our top recommendation for Sacramento kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that work in the kitchen. In Sacramento, faux wood blinds are our runner-up for best kitchen window treatment.
Faux wood is always moisture-proof, so these blinds are off to a great start already. Faux wood blinds also won’t stain, so, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Remember that blinds have more slats than shutters have louvers, which means more work to clean. Also bear in mind that certain blind cords can rot or wither after constant exposure to moisture, so be sure to ask about the cord material.
Faux wood blinds are also perfect for windows right above the sink. In some Sacramento 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? Gorgeous. They might not be as universal as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can pair with other natural materials like a granite counter or natural wood cabinets and trim.
Common Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments
Why don’t you recommend fabric window treatments like drapes or shades for my kitchen windows?
Many fabric window treatments such as shades and drapes are easy to stain, so they’re impractical for a busy kitchen. The humidity in your kitchen may result in some funky smells seeping into the fabric.
What’s the best color for my kitchen shutters or blinds?
In a kitchen, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. A solid white or near-white is an awesome options, as they’ll complement any modern appliances or countertops you might put in down the road. Blacks, grays and earthtones also work well.
Which window treatment do I need if my kitchen window uses a crank to open?
If your kitchen windows use a crank, you can still put in shutters. We offer shutters with cut-out panels, giving you full access to your window.
Are any of these kitchen window treatments heat-resistant?
Polywood plantation shutters are fire-resistant, and will never show discoloring even from prolonged exposure to heat, whether from the sun or from the oven.
If I’m remodeling my kitchen, when should I put in new window treatments?
Your window treatments, no matter if they’re shutters, blinds, or shades, should be one of the last things you do 90% of the time. However, it may be beneficial to involve your shutter company 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 our top picks for most Sacramento kitchens, but yours may be better off with a third option. For some personal attention for your windows, set up an in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window treatment pros. Call us at 916-250-0758 or use the form below.
And for window treatment recommendations for the rest of your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.