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Modern Kitchen Window Treatments for San Diego Homes

October 08, 2015
With regards to looks and practicality, the best choice for window treatments for your kitchen are Polywood shutters or faux-wood blinds.

What makes them great for kitchens? Faux wood shutters and blinds are the window treatments that can best stand up to the messes and moisture of the kitchen, while still offering great looks and privacy.

See how faux wood blinds and shutters can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in San Diego homes.

Faux Wood Shutters – Your Kitchen Windows’ Best Friend 

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Just about anything you could want out of a window treatment for your kitchen, San Diego’s best faux wood shutters provide. These are a few things you probably want out of any kitchen furnishing:
  • It needs to be moisture-proof. Steam rising from a skillet, splashes from the sink, and spilled beverages can ruin most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are totally moisture-proof, and coated with a protective finish to prevent damage.

  • It should be easy to clean. 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 damp cloth to get them back to their original shine.

  • It should be easy to use. Want to open up the window quickly to let out steam or smoke? Want to put your freshly baked pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to operate, and still let you have full access to your window.

Most other window treatments can’t do any of those, let alone all of them. Fabric window treatments such as shades can easily stain, any real wood window treatment won’t handle the moisture in a humid room like the kitchen, and mini blinds can be a hassle to open or shut in a pinch.

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Oh, and did we mention that plantation shutters look absolutely gorgeous in the kitchen? With quartz, natural wood and slate countertops at the height of popularity in San Diego, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as beautiful as any designer’s best work.

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

Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Modern San Diego Kitchens

Polywood shutters are our top recommendation for San Diego kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that we’d recommend. In San Diego, 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 water resistant, so they’re already halfway there. Since faux wood blinds also won’t stain, a wet cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Bear in mind that blinds have more slats than shutters have louvers, which means more work to clean. Also remember that certain blind cords might mildew or wither after constant exposure to humidity, so be sure to ask about the cord material.

Faux wood blinds are also perfect for windows right by the sink. In some San Diego kitchens, cabinetry or an appliance might not allow you enough room to open shutters completely. With blinds, you don’t need as much room to fully open your window.

San Diego kitchen blinds 
And their looks ? Gorgeous. They might not be as versatile as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can easily match other natural elements such as a marble counter or natural wood cabinets and trim.

FAQs about Kitchen Window Treatments

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

The majority of fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades can easily get stained, which means that they’re unsuited for a busy kitchen. The moisture in your kitchen might also result in mildewing.

What color should I get for kitchen shutters or blinds?

For the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. A solid white or near-white is a great options, since they’ll complement any new appliances or countertops you may purchase in the future. Earthtones 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. We offer shutters with cut-out panels, giving you full access to your window.

Which kitchen window treatments are fire-resistant?

Polywood shutters are fire-resistant, and will never scorch even from longterm heat exposure, 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 shades, shutters, or blinds, should be one of the last things you do 90% of the time. However, it might be beneficial to involve your window treatment vendor early on in your remodel 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 San Diego kitchens, but each kitchen is unique. If you want some personal attention for your windows, schedule a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 760-405-8887 or use the form below.

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