When it comes to finding the right blinds for your kitchen, it is important to consider a range of factors. Before you take a look at the different kitchen blind options, take a look over the most important factors to consider during the decision-making process.
Your home: The first thing to consider is the layout of your home and your interior décor style. A few things to consider might be, if you have an open floor plan, how will your kitchen blinds work with the other window coverings in the same open space. Also, take into account how the kitchen blinds you choose will work with your interior décor style.
Window location: The second factor to consider, is where your windows are located in the kitchen. For example, if you have a window over the sink, you will need to consider a water-resistant blind or if you have a window over the stove, you will need to consider a durable blind option.
Maintenance/Cleaning: As a kitchen is a room in the home that is heavily utilised and can get rather messy, consider the level of maintenance you wish to undertake for your kitchen blinds. Choose a blind material that can withstand kitchen conditions and cooking smells. Read our guide to cleaning window coverings for all the tips and tricks for best maintaining your kitchen blinds and ensuring their longevity.
Take a look at the below kitchen blind soltuions and their benefits, to determine which is the best solution for your home.
Timber Look Venetian Blinds
The Timber Look (PVC) Venetian Blind is a timeless window covering that is not only a great choice for kitchens but also a suitable solution for almost any room in the home. This makes them a great choice for open floor plans, where multiple rooms can be seen within the one space, helping to unify the area. Timber Look Venetian Blinds are extremely durable, with water resistant slats and ability to withstand heat. This means that the slats won’t wrap, twist, dent, scratch or fade. The durable and sealed PVC coating means the slats are simple to maintain which is essential in the kitchen location where blinds can get easily dirty. A simple wipe over with a damp cloth will remove dust and any stains.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds
Aluminium Venetian Blinds are a budget friendly kitchen blind solution. Offering a sleek slimline design with flexible light and privacy control, the Aluminium Venetian is suited to modern kitchen designs. For kitchen windows above sinks, the Aluminium Venetian Blind is an excellent choice as it is water resistant and will resist fading, peeling and warping. Available in a wide range of colours and 2 slat widths, the Aluminium Venetian is made from a material that is simple to clean with a damp sponge, making them easy to maintain, ensuring their longevity.
Roller Blinds are the quintessential blind found in many Australian homes, across a number of different room types. Roller Blinds are commonly found in kitchens as they are easy to clean and maintain and can be easily wiped over with a damp sponge. Choose between sunscreen, light filter and blockout fabric, depending on your light control and privacy needs. Roller Blinds are a great budget friendly solution and are available in a range of different model options; chain, cordless, motorised and day night. The Roller Blind is an unobtrusive kitchen blind solution as the fabric rolls up onto a tight roll at the top of the window frame, still offering you a full view.
The Honeycomb Blind is a super insulating window covering option that helps to regulate room temperatures all year round. Honeycomb Blinds offer excellent control over lighting and privacy, are very durable and fold up into a petite stack. Honeycomb Blinds make for great kitchen blinds however, as they are a fabric blind, they require ventilation and should avoid getting wet. Available in an extensive range of models, colours and fabric transparencies, the Honeycomb Blind is suitable for both home and office kitchens.
Finding the right kitchen blinds for your home doesn’t have to be tricky. Once you have considered your needs and wants for your kitchen blind, choosing which window covering option will work best for your home is easy.