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Modern Kitchen Window Treatments for Atlanta Homeowners

October 08, 2015
With regards to looks and usability, your best bet for window treatments for your kitchen are faux-wood blinds or faux-wood shutters.

Why are those two the best options? Faux wood shutters and blinds are better suited than other window treatments to stand up to the messes and wetness of the kitchen, while still offering great looks and privacy.

Take a look at how shutters and blinds can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Atlanta homes.

Faux Wood Shutters – A Kitchen Window’s Best Friend 

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Anything you could ask for from a kitchen window treatment, Atlanta’s best faux wood shutters offer. These are a few things you probably want out of any furnishing in your kitchen:
  • It needs to be waterproof. Steam rising from a skillet, splashes from the sink, or spilled drinks can destroy the appeal of most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are completely moisture-proof, and coated with a protective finish to prevent damage.

  • It should be easily cleaned. Face it – kitchens get messy. So when that spoonful of soup flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all it takes is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to make them look brand-new.

  • It needs to be easy to operate. Have to open your window quickly to let steam from dinner escape? Trying to put your freshly baked pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are easy to operate, and give you 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 won’t last long in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a pain to operate in a pinch.

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Not to mention the fact that plantation shutters look absolutely gorgeous in the kitchen. With marble, hardwood and limestone countertops at the height of popularity in Atlanta, plantation shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as beautiful as anything in a design magazine.

That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are your kitchen windows’ best friend.

Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Modern Atlanta Kitchens

Polywood shutters are our #1 recommendation for Atlanta kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that work in the kitchen. In Atlanta, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best window treatment for the kitchen.

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Especially when you're looking for kitchen window blinds over sinks, faux wood is usually going to be moisture-resistant, so they’re already on the right track. Since faux wood blinds also won’t stain, a wet 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 mildew or shrivel after a long period of exposure to humidity, so be sure to ask about the cord material — or better yet, ask for cordless options!

Faux wood blinds are great on windows near the sink. In some Atlanta kitchens, an appliance or extensive cabinetry might not allow you enough room to open shutters completely. With blinds, you don’t need as much room to fully open your window.

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And their looks are gorgeous. They may not be as versatile as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can complement other natural materials like a marble countertop or hardwood cabinetry and trim.

FAQs about Kitchen Window Treatments

Why don’t you recommend shades or drapes for windows in the kitchen?

Many fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades can easily get stained, which means that they’re not ideal for a busy kitchen. The moisture and humidity in a kitchen may result in some funky smells seeping into the fabric.

What color should I get for my kitchen shutters or blinds?

For the kitchen, we recommend a neutral color. A solid white or near-white is a great pick, since they’ll match any new appliances or countertops you might put in down the road. Blacks and browns also work well.

Which window treatment should I get if my kitchen window is a casement?

If your kitchen windows are casement windows, 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 fire-resistant?

Polywood plantation shutters are fire-resistant, and won’t show discoloring even from prolonged exposure to heat, no matter if it’s from the sun or from the stovetop.

When should I put in window treatments during a kitchen remodel?

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 window treatment company early on in your remodel to make the whole thing run smoother.

Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments

Polywood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most Atlanta kitchens, but each kitchen is unique. For some personal attention for your windows, get an in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 404-962-8517 or use the form below.

And for window treatment recommendations for the rest of your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.