Whether you’re moving into a new home or doing a remodel, your kitchen windows definitely need window treatments, but not just any will do. You need window coverings on your Raleigh, NC kitchen windows that will increase the space’s style and function in one fell swoop.
When shopping for kitchen window coverings, look for ones that:
- Offer flexible control over the amount of natural light
- Provide flexible control over privacy and outdoor views
- Help cut down on afternoon or morning glare
- Give better control over heat or cold
- Offer protection against furniture and décor fading with UV protection
- Are easy to clean and maintain
- Are secure
- Are durable
As kitchens are used every day, and can get messy, you need window coverings that are made from a durable material. Your kitchen coverings need to stand up to spills, splashes, grease, and lingering smells, so look into vinyl or faux wood. These materials are completely waterproof so there’s no need to worry about splashes. They’re also super easy to clean and maintain, and only need a quick wipe with a damp cloth every once in a while. If your coverings will be next to a sink, get bi-folding paneled shutters or foldable blinds so you can fold them away from the sink when in use.
Don’t forget about color. White is always a good choice for kitchen coverings, as white brightens up a room while blending in or offering a vibrant contrast. You can also go with a more contrasting color like red or yellow, or choose a classic neutral like brown, black or beige.
Still stumped? Try window shutters! From plantation shutters to café, modern to classic, shutters look great in any kitchen. But with so many different kinds of shutters, how do you choose the right kind for your kitchen? You can start with style. Kitchens should look nice but not be too fancy. Café style shutters fit the bill perfectly. They offer a classic kitchen look that’s stylish but not too fancy, and also offer great function. Café shutters cover the lower portion of the window for privacy but leave the upper portion open for light and ventilation. Café shutters come in different sizes and shapes to fit any window or kitchen style. You can have the shutters cover the bottom third, or you can add a mid-rail and have the shutters go all the way up to the top of the window as upper and lower louvres can then be operated independently.
Finding the right kind of window covering for your kitchen doesn’t have to be hard. This is especially true if you hire Kiwi Designs, Fine Blinds & Shutters. We offer a wide range of Raleigh, NC window coverings and services, and are ready and waiting to give you the help you need. Please stop by and visit us at 1785 NW Maynard Rd Cary, NC 27513, or give us a call at (919) 380-0898 to learn more about what we can do for you.