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Stylish Kitchen Window Treatments for Charlotte Homeowners

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

What makes them the best options? Faux wood shutters and blinds are the window treatments that can best stand up to the messes and wetness of the kitchen, all while giving you stylish looks and privacy.

Take a look at how these window treatments can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Charlotte homes.

Faux Wood Shutters Are A Kitchen Window’s Perfect Match 

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Just about anything you could want out of a window treatment for your kitchen, Charlotte’s best faux wood shutters offer. These are a few things you probably want out of any kitchen furnishing:
  • It should be moisture-proof. Steam coming off the stove, splashes from washing dishes in the sink, or spilled drinks can spell disaster most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are totally moisture-proof, as well as coated with an extra layer of protective finish.

  • It should be easily cleaned. Face it – kitchens get dirty. So if some tomato sauce flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all it takes is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to get them back to their original shine.

  • It needs to be easy to use. Have to open up the window quickly to let smoke or steam out? Want to set that fresh apple pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to operate, and offer full use of your window.

Most other window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Draperies and shades are easy to stain, any real wood window treatment can mildew in a humid room like the kitchen, and mini blinds can be a hassle to open and close in a pinch.

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Oh, and did we mention that plantation shutters look absolutely gorgeous in the kitchen? With marble, natural wood and slate countertops all the rage in Charlotte, plantation shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as beautiful as any kitchen on HGTV.

That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s perfect match.

Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Modern Charlotte Kitchens

Faux wood shutters are our #1 pick for Charlotte kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that we’d recommend. In Charlotte, faux wood blinds are our runner-up for best window treatment for the kitchen.

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Faux wood is usually going to be moisture-resistant, so these blinds are off to a great start already. Since faux wood blinds also won’t stain, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Keep in mind that blinds have more slats than shutters have louvers, which means more work to clean. Also bear in mind that certain blind cords can mildew or shrivel after constant exposure to moisture, so ask your window treatment provider about the cord material.

Faux wood blinds are a great addition to windows right by the sink. In some Charlotte kitchens, cabinetry or an appliance might not allow you enough room to open shutters completely. With blinds, a pull of the cord will open up your view.

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And their looks ? Gorgeous. They may not be as complementary as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can accentuate other natural materials such as a granite countertop or hardwood cabinets and trim.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments

Is there a reason why you don’t recommend fabric window treatments like drapes or shades for my kitchen windows?

The majority of fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades are easy to stain, which means that they’re not ideal for a busy kitchen. The humidity in a kitchen might also result in mildewing.

What’s the best color for my kitchen shutters or blinds?

For the kitchen, your best bet is a neutral tone. A solid white or off-white is a great options, as they’ll match any modern countertops or appliances you may purchase in the future. Blacks and browns also work well.

What window treatment should I get if my kitchen window uses a lever to open?

If your kitchen windows open via lever, shutters will still work! 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 will never show discoloring even from prolonged heat exposure, no matter if it’s from the sun or from the range.

During a kitchen remodel, when should I install new window treatments?

Your window treatments, no matter if they’re shades, shutters, or blinds, will be one of the last things you do 90% of the time. However, it may be beneficial to involve your shutter vendor early in your project to coordinate timelines, and better match styles and colors.

Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments

Polywood shutters and faux wood blinds are our top picks for most Charlotte kitchens, but each kitchen is unique. If you want some personal attention for your windows, set up a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 980-231-1116 or use the form below.

And for window treatment tips for any other room in your house, check out our Total Room Window Guide.