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Factors to consider when choosing shutters for your kitchen

Hunter Douglas Priouette

It’s no secret that your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where family and friends gather to eat and enjoy each other’s company. Choosing window treatments for your space can be the last element needed in a space to make your home feel complete. However, it’s important to choose the right options. Selecting the wrong window treatments can spell disaster for your home’s décor.

At The Blinds Side, we offer a huge inventory of window treatments for every room in your home. When it comes to your kitchen space, there are several factors to consider including maintenance, style, and light control.

What are the benefits of choosing shutters for your kitchen?

  • Shutters give you the ability to control the amount of natural light that comes into your kitchen.
  • Like any window treatment, shutters require occasional maintenance to remove any dust that collects on the panels. However, they are much easier to clean than blinds or curtains.
  • Shutters help you keep out glare from the afternoon sun and also control extreme room temperatures when you keep them shut and lowered.

What materials work best for the kitchen?

Obviously, you will spend a lot of time in your kitchen cooking and baking. This means that this part of your home can get pretty messy. Your kitchen is much more prone to splashes, spills, and splatters than any other part of your house.

When choosing shutters for your kitchen, you’ll want to select a material that is easy to clean. For example, faux wood shutters can be wiped down with a damp cloth. If your shutters are on a window located behind your kitchen faucet, you’ll want to consider choosing an option with bi-folding panels so that you don’t have to worry about water damage.

Which shutter style is best for you?

You should consider what your needs are before deciding on a particular shutter style. Are you looking for more privacy or to hide an unsightly obstruction?

Full height style shutters not only provide your space with complete privacy, but they also block out as much natural light as needed. Full height shutters may also include a mid-rail so that the user has the option to independently operate the upper and lower louvers.

Another alternative is the tier on tier style shutters, which split the panels and allow the upper and lower levels of the shutter to swing open and close individually.

How to decide what color will look best in your kitchen

Most people are surprised to realize how difficult choosing the right color shutters for your kitchen can be. A classic white is always a popular choice with homeowners and works well with both painted and stained cabinetry. However, if you’re looking to make a bold statement by adding a pop of color to your shutters, our experts at The Blinds Side can provide you with an in-home interior design consultation to find the perfect style to complement your kitchen space.

Book us now to get started. We offer a wide range of both modern and traditional window options to fit any style home.