In today’s modern home styles, most are trying to achieve an open floor plan which typically encompasses the kitchen, dining room and living room. With the wide-open spaces, it’s important to not only find a blind that works for your kitchen but also a blind that will work and function well in more then just one space in the home. Whilst each blind in the home has different criteria it needs to fill, trying to pair and match blinds in open spaces is critical in the overall aesthetics of the space.
Before you decide on a blind for the kitchen, it is important to take into consideration a few important factors that will help you to determine the best blinds for your kitchen.
Blind Cleaning: Kitchens are a place that frequently get used for cooking which results in a whole lot of steam, grease, grime and dirt which in turn can get built up on items in the kitchen which includes kitchen blinds. It is important to select a kitchen blind that can be easily maintained and cleaned.
Blind Style: Choosing the right blind style for your kitchen doesn’t have to be tricky. Ensure you consider your personal style as well as the functions that the kitchen blind needs to undertake for it to fulfil the needs and wants you need from your kitchen blinds.
Material: Consider how the material used to make your kitchen blind will be affected when installed in a location that not only houses grease and grime but also water. Avoid kitchen blinds that will hold cooking smells and opt for one that is water resistant and suitable for a kitchen area.
Window Style: When buying any blind, it is important to consider how the window functions and how that blind will work that your window style. Read our full guide on the different window styles and the best blinds to suit your window.
Types of kitchen blinds:
Timber Look Venetian Blinds
A classic and timeless window covering, the Timber Look Venetian Blind is a superior choice for a kitchen blind. The Timber Look Venetian Blind offers the classic look of Timber Venetian Blinds however with added benefits of water resistance and durability to withstand heat. The Timber Look Venetian Blind is made up for horizontal PVC slats that can be tilted or completely raised or lowered to control light and privacy. They are a no-fuss kitchen blind as they are simple to clean with soapy water to easily remove any kitchen mess. The Timer Look Venetian Blind is an excellent solution for the kitchen and also a great blind that can be used throughout the entire house to ensure unity throughout any open floor plans.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds
The Aluminium Venetian Blind is made up of horizontal slats that can be manoeuvred to control light and privacy. The Aluminium Venetian Blind is also an excellent kitchen blind as it is made from a material that can withstand water and will resist fading, peeling, and warping. As the Aluminium Venetian Blind can withstand water, this makes them simple to clean as they can be easily wiped over with a damp sponge to remove and grease or grime build up. Aluminium Venetian Blinds are also great for those kitchen windows that are located above the kitchen sink as they are very durable and can withstand any water splashed on them. Another benefit of the Aluminium Venetian Blind is that they are a super budget friendly solution and are great for those who needs to replace old window coverings as the Aluminium Venetian Blind offers a sleek, modern aesthetic to the home.
Roller Blinds are a kitchen blind that can withstand a bit of water and can be easily wiped over with a damp sponge. The Roller Blind is also a great blind for those homes that have open floor plans as the Roller Blind is an excellent blind to use in any room of the home. This means that it can also be used in bedrooms as well as the kitchen. The Roller Blind is also a great budget friendly kitchen blind solution as there is an option to suit all budgets. The Roller Blind can be chain operated, cordless or motorised and available in sunscreen, light filter and blockout fabrics, offering a solution for every home and interior décor style. The Roller Blind is also an unobtrusive blind that can roll up onto a small role, which makes them great for both large and small windows.
Zebra Blinds function similarly to the Roller Blind except alternate between two fabric layers which is what creates the zebra stripe effect. The Zebra Blind is well suited to modern kitchens and spaces where complete blockout is not required. The Zebra Blind is similar fabric to the Roller Blind which also makes them simple to clean by wiping over the blind with a damp sponge. Just ensure you allow them to fully dry before rolling the blind all the way up. The Zebra Blind is also a blind that can be utilised in a variety of rooms throughout the home.
The Honeycomb Blind is a popular blind for those who are looking for alternate ways to insulate their home and reduce their reliance on heating and cooling appliances. The Honeycomb Blind is a super insulating blind and creates a similar insulating effect to double glazed windows. The unique cellular design traps air within its cells to create an airlock. This is great for those kitchens that get cold in the winter or hot in the summer time. Whist Honeycomb Blinds can withstand a small amount of water and moisture, it is not recommended to allow them to get completely wet. If you have kitchen windows that are not located directly above a sink or stove, then Honeycomb Blinds are a great option.