Choosing the Best Blinds for Your Kitchen
Having the appropriate lighting in your kitchen is the be-all and end-all when it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere in your home, particularly so as in recent years more and more people are moving their dining area into their kitchens instead. Therefore, in this month’s article we’ll be looking over the best types of blinds for your kitchen and the effects you can expect each of them to create.
Blinds & Cooking Odours
If you’re one for cooking regularly and exotically, unfortunately you may run the risk of stoking up some interesting smells in your kitchen that, while they may smell nice at the time of cooking, will cling to your soft fabric blinds and create a rather off-putting smell. To combat this, we recommend installing a roller blind in your kitchen. The design is an appropriate one as they are not made of a soft fabric that will soak up odours and can also feature patterns and colours that can make your kitchen vibrant.
Windows by the Sink
Because windows that are next to sinks are significantly more exposed to moisture, it is important that you take this into consideration when choosing your blinds. Certain materials are more resistant to rot, rust or mould than others, for instance, but moisture can be damaging nonetheless. A compromise may be required between the aesthetic needs and the practicality needs of your blinds in this position; discuss this issue with your supplier.
To avoid any prying eyes from off the street or from your neighbours’ properties, we recommend opting for venetian blinds of a faux wood design. The benefit of this design – in addition to the privacy it provides – is the ability it grants to regulate more precisely the amount of light coming into your room.
The Back Door
A lot of homes have their back door in the kitchen, more often than not with its own window to boot. While some windows may be frosted, others may not, and for a lot of people the decision whether or not they’ll install a blind on their back door boils down to this aspect. However, it is incontestable that your blind here will need to complement or subtly contrast with the blinds you choose for the other windows in your kitchen in order to maintain the aesthetic you’re striving for.
Ultimately, it is the design theme you are attempting to achieve that will dictate what style of blinds you opt for will be. If you are going for a rustic feel, you’ll likely want to go for wooden blinds to fit with the stone flooring and granite worktops, but if you are going for the modern look you may choose venetian blinds with aluminium slats. To get the right style for your new kitchen, it pays to discuss your ideas with your local supplier of blinds at Denton Blinds.
Denton Blinds offer a comprehensive service of designing, supplying and fitting quality blinds, awnings and canopies throughout the Burton Upon Trent area. Whether your needs are domestic or commercial, our experienced team will be sure to help you find the perfect design for you. For more information, contact our team today.