The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home – the hub of the house! It is an area that can make a real design statement, and one key part of that is the window dressing. Blinds are a great option as that dressing; practical, affordable, versatile with a huge range of options in terms of colours and designs. So what are the important elements required for a kitchen blind?
- Wipeable – Due to the cooking that occurs in a kitchen, the blind will undoubtedly be subjected to grease, oil, sauce stains and steam from boiling and frying so the fabric/material needs to be easily cleanable.
- Versatile – The blind needs to be easily adjustable to allow light in when required, closed when privacy is needed and simple to control so this can be achieved when busy cooking or cleaning!
- Slimline – The window ledge is often an important storage space in a kitchen – soap, washing up liquid, cleaning brushes and cloths, pots and pictures often occupy these spaces and therefore the blind needs to take up minimal space
So what are the options available?
Roller blinds are undoubtedly the most popular choice for kitchen blinds, and for good reason. They tick all the boxes above, and are available in specially designed wipeable fabrics so any marks can be easily cleaned off. Further to this, they are available in a huge array of colours and designs; the prints we now have available from suppliers such as Louvolite, Railux and Eclipse are simply stunning and can make a real design statement. As the photo demostrates, there is still plenty of room on the ledge for various ornaments.
A practical solution for the kitchen is that of venetian blinds. They are one of the most popular types of blind that we supply, and work well in a variety of setting, and are especially effective in kitchens. We can supply them in either wood or aluminium, both of which are easy to clean should anything be spilled onto them. They also look stunning; they are available in a huge range of colours and finishes, especially the aluminium ranges. Further to this, they are flexible in terms of the amount of light that can be allowed through the slats. They can be fully closed, angled or lifted right up to the top to allow the maximum amount of light through the window.
Perfect Fit Blinds
Perfect Fit are the ‘next generation’ of window blinds, they come with a stylish frame surrounding the blind, which clips directly onto the window frame. They are available in three different types; venetian, roller and pleated. These work particularly well as all three types are easy to clean, and the fact they sit flush to the window frame means they leave all the window ledge space free. Invaluable to store utensils and other practical items. For more information on this exciting blind range, please visit our perfect fit page.
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