What to Consider Plus the 4 Best Window Coverings for Your Kitchen Windows
The best window coverings for your kitchen windows. Kitchens are the heart of the home, but they can also get pretty dirty with all that cooking and activity, including your window treatments. This means it is very important that you choose the right type of window covering for your kitchen. To help you, we dive into what you need to consider as well as our favorite kitchen window treatments!
What to Consider: Location, Location, Location!
We are talking about the location within your kitchen area. Is your window above the sink? Behind the stove? In a breakfast nook? It makes a difference! Kitchens are high humidity and experience grease splatters, so it’s important that you choose a window treatment that can withstand the elements and can be cleaned easily. One window treatment you definitely want to avoid anywhere in or near a kitchen are real wood blinds. Wood can warp in high humidity and stain from grease.
The best window coverings for your kitchen windows!
1 | Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds offer all the charm of real wood blinds but can withstand the high humidity of kitchens and can be easily and thoroughly cleaned. This means that you can install these above your sink and even behind your stove. To clean them, simply dust with a soft cloth or vacuum attachment. For a deeper clean, wipe them down with water and mild soap or soak them in a bathtub of water and mild soap for an easy clean. Be sure to wipe the soap away with a wet cloth or rinse them off with water in the tub or outside with a hose.
Because of the light filtering capabilities of blinds, these are also a great option in breakfast nooks off the kitchen. They allow you to block any harsh light from the rising or setting sun when needed, but still keep things light and airy for an enjoyable dining experience.
2 | Faux Wood Shutters
Like faux wood blinds, faux wood shutters offer charm and style. These highly sought after window treatments are the only window covering that actually adds value to your home! The faux wood material makes them a breeze to clean; simply dust with a soft cloth or vacuum attachment. For a deeper clean, wipe them down with a wet cloth and mild soap, then wipe with a clean wet cloth to finish.
These window treatments are great for anywhere in your kitchen, including behind the stove or sink and in breakfast nooks.
3 | Woven Shades
Woven shades, like interior solar shades, are another great option. Like faux wood blinds and shutters, this material is easy to clean and can provide more room darkening to block harsh light. The modern appearance is perfect for those with a minimalist or industrial style in their home. We recommend installing these types of shades behind kitchen sinks or in breakfast nooks.
4 | Fabric Shades and Valances
Fabric shades and valances, depending on the fabric selected, can often withstand the higher humidity of kitchens. They come in a variety of colors, textures, patterns and styles to match any home decor. We recommend installing these window treatments behind kitchen sinks or in breakfast nooks to create a soft glow or add a touch of style. We do not recommend installing any type of fabric window treatment near or behind a stove, as grease can stain fabric window treatments.
Elevate Your View
At Elevated Views, we believe the right window treatment can change your point of view–literally! Choosing the best options for your budget, style and needs can sometimes be overwhelming. Our experts take you through the process, making it more simple and even fun! Then our installation experts will take care of everything else, ensuring that your window coverings are installed right the first time.
Schedule your free in-home consultation and quote today! We bring the showroom to you so you can see how colors, fabrics and textures match your existing style.