Blinds to Go in a Stylish Family Kitchen

Harry S. Truman once said, “If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Easy enough for him to say, he probably had a cook and a maid! But most of us have to spend time in our kitchens, and lots of it. So, with an apology to Truman, we’ll say, “If you can’t stand the heat…put custom blinds in the kitchen!

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home--it’s even been called the heart of the home. “Kitchen” is synonymous with fun times, favorite foods and family. They come in all sizes, from a sink, countertop and table to a great room with a cooking island and adjoining dining area. Whatever its size, the comfort of a kitchen invites everyone to spend time there in pursuits other than cooking:

  • “I usually write in my kitchen, which is a large, octagonal room that looks into woods - three big windows look out into the trees.” --Chuck Palahniuk, author
  • “I read while the kids play. I can see them from the kitchen window. And I'm a fast reader.” --Reese Witherspoon, actress and mom

Combining high fashion with practical functionality in your kitchen makes perfect sense. Maintaining the right balance of daylight, privacy, convenience and comfort will make your kitchen an even more popular spot for your family and friends to enjoy.

For this reason I needed to take my time in choosing the right company to purchase my blinds from. The first company I came across was Miles Ahead Blinds & Awnings, who gave me great inspiration to get stuck into the different designs that were available to me. However, they were based in Australia and ideally I needed someone a bit closer to home, so the search continued.

Blinds of all kinds for your kitchen 

Budget Blinds® has a variety of window blinds to dress up any kitchen, whether it’s just one window over the sink or a wall of windows, including patio doors, and you never have to sacrifice beauty for functionality. Regardless of the style you choose, custom window blinds provide these benefits:

  • Complete light and privacy control by simply manipulating the louvers, or raising the blinds for an unobstructed view.
  • Options of cord control, cordless, or motorized for effortless operation and safety around children and pets.
  • Various slat sizes to create the look you want. (Larger slats are more modern and give greater visibility when opened.)
  • Energy efficiency, reducing solar heat gain and energy consumption when closed.
  • Fit any window size or configuration, even hard-to-reach windows.
  • Can be a stand-alone window covering, or paired with valances, curtains and drapery.
  • Provide UV protection from the sun, safeguarding your home furnishings.

Additionally, many styles of blinds are moisture-resistant, which is an important consideration in a kitchen. Moisture and humidity come from the sink, dishwasher, cooking, coffee or tea pots, and maybe even a washer and dryer. Over time, this level of moisture can impact window coverings, such as real wood blinds may begin to warp.

Composite and faux wood blinds

If you had your heart set on wood blinds or if you have real wood blinds in other areas of your home and want the windows to match, no worries! For the look of real wood, faux wood blinds and composite blinds provide a beautiful alternative. Both are less expensive than real wood, with moisture-resistant qualities built in so they never peel, chip, crack or change color. Extremely durable and easy to clean, only you will know they are not real wood.

  • Faux wood blinds come in several natural wood grain finishes and colors, as well as dozens of paint color choices. In 2” and 2-1/2” slats with smooth or textured finishes, they come with a decorative valance and contoured bottom rail, with optional cordless lift or motorization.
  • Composite binds are lighter than real wood but still give the high-end feel of real wood. Available in smooth or textured finishes, in 80 paint colors and wood stains, it’s easy to match your existing home decor.

Vinyl, fabric and aluminum blinds

Vinyl blinds are stain-resistant, easy care and very affordable. High resistance to heat and moisture make them ideal for a kitchen’s temperature and moisture fluctuations. Fabric vertical blinds have a textured fabric finish for extra beauty and durability.

  • Aluminum blinds are available in slat sizes of 1/2” micro, 1” and 2”, in almost any color of the rainbow, in high gloss, matte and brushed aluminum finishes. Aluminum blinds are light-weight, easy to operate and an excellent value. A dust-resistant finish keeps them looking fresh.
  • Fabric blinds from our exclusive Signature Series Murano® collection offer light-filtering capability when blinds are open and complete privacy and light blocking when closed. They emulate fabric shades, but retain the visibility control of louvered blinds.

As beautiful and versatile as blinds are, they are not your only choice for kitchen window treatments. Budget Blinds also offers exquisite custom shuttersshades, curtains, drapes and window film, presenting endless possibilities for every decorating style and taste.

Your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant can help you create the perfect window coverings for your kitchen or any room in your home.  Call 866-879-9730 today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation or go online to www.budgetblinds.com  to find the Style Consultant nearest you. With samples and idea books in hand, they’ll help you assess your needs and channel your fashion passion into designing window treatments to warm and revitalize the heart of your home.

“The kitchen is the most important place in any house. Visit your family, and that’s where you’ll end up. Go to a party, that’s where everyone congregates.” —Michelle Dockery, actress (Lady Mary of Downton Abbey)