Stylish Kitchen Window Treatments for Sacramento Homeowners10/08/2015Curtis Orton 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 For all those things you need from a window treatment, Sacramento’s best faux wood shutters provide. These are a few things you probably want from any kitchen furnishing: 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 if some 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. Need to open your window in a hurry to let out steam or smoke? Want to sit that pie fresh from the oven on the window sill to cool? Shutters are easy to use, and give you full access to your window. The vast majority of 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, natural wood and slate countertops at the height of popularity in Sacramento, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival any designer’s best work. That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s best friend. Faux Wood Blinds – Vintage Window Treatment For Modern Sacramento Kitchens Faux wood shutters are our first recommendation for Sacramento kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing 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 we’re headed in the right direction. Faux wood blinds also won’t stain, so, a damp 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 rot or wither after a long period of exposure to moisture, so ask your window treatment provider about the cord material. Faux wood blinds are great on windows right above the sink. In some Sacramento kitchens, an appliance or extensive cabinetry 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 universal as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can pair with other natural materials like a granite countertop 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 might also result in mildewing. What color should I get 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, because they’ll complement any modern appliances or countertops you might put in down the road. Blacks, grays and earthtones also work well. What 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. Shutter panel cut-outs are easily made, and give you full access to your window. Which kitchen window treatments are heat-resistant? Polywood plantation shutters are fire-resistant, and will never show discoloring even from prolonged exposure to heat, either 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 almost always be one of the last parts of a remodel. However, it may be beneficial to involve your shutter company early in your redesign 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 other rooms in your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.