The kitchen of any home is arguably the grubbiest room in the house. A combination of food, oils, moisture and heat means that smells and general grime can get into fabrics quickly. That’s why it is important to select a blind that can withstand the environment. Here at UK Blinds Direct, we’ve compiled this guide to help you understand the do’s and dont’s of kitchen blinds.
Ditch the curtains
Curtains are made of too much fabric to work well in a kitchen, the smells and grease penetrate the material and leave lingering odours. Even if you’ve opted for lace voile curtains to combat this issue, the grease can cause the fabric to discolour quickly, making your otherwise spotless kitchen look grubby. It’s best to replace the curtains with blinds that are more durable and more easily maintained.
Choosing the right material
When choosing your kitchen blinds, pay careful attention to the material you are selecting as it will greatly impact the longevity of your blinds and how often they will need to be cleaned. Real wood should be avoided as the moisture in the air can cause the wood to warp and, as cleaning products can damage the wood grain, real wooden blinds can be difficult to maintain. Similarly, suede cannot be machine washed and should be avoided. Waterproof materials and anything that can be wiped clean, such as PVC or faux wood, are more suitable for use in the kitchen.
- Faux wood
- Real wood
Choosing the right style
Aim for a simple and sleek blind in the kitchen to minimize the amount of fabric. Don’t choose something that requires layers of fabric, such as a Roman blind. Instead, choose something that can be fully retracted with ease, such as a roller blind, in order to allow you to access the window.
- Roller blinds
- Vision blinds
- Vertical blinds
- Venetian blinds
- Roman blinds
- Pleated blinds
For more information on how to select the right blind to use in the kitchen, get in touch with one of our advisors – we’re always happy to help.
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