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How to Choose Kitchen Window Treatments

December 02, 2021

Kitchen window treatments blog

We spend a lot of time in our kitchen whether we’re cooking, eating, or gathering around for a party. The heart of your home deserves to be functional and stylish. When we think of our kitchen decor we often think of the cabinets and countertops, but it’s the window treatments that really tie the space together. It’s important to choose the right window treatments for your unique kitchen because there are many factors to consider. ShadeMonster has a variety of colors and fabrics to fit any aesthetic and design trend, and we’re here to help make the process smooth and easy!

Modern Kitchen Window Treatments

Clean lines and minimalism are currently very popular in the interior design industry and many people are thinking about modernizing their homes. With extended time being spent at home in the past two years, there has been an increase in home improvement projects. Home-owners nationwide have taken the initiative to update their space, and window treatments can help you achieve that fresh take.

Roller shades are great for adding clean lines to your kitchen windows. They are durable, sleek, and roll up neatly at the top of your window taking up little space. Choose between solar, blackout, light filtering or zebra shades depending on your desired look and functionality. Adding a fascia to conceal the roller tube and mounting hardware makes roller shades a modern window treatment for your kitchen.

Kitchen Roller shades

Things to Consider When Looking for Kitchen Window Decor

  • Style

Choosing the right color, opacity, and fabric can be an overwhelming decision. Our professional designers can help match your kitchen decor aesthetic to our various options. White solar shades provide a classic look and a beautiful glow on sunny days. Zebra shades add a modern flair to your room and allow you to control the amount of light let in. Go for contrast with black roller shades or stay neutral with faux-wood blinds.

  • Privacy

Sometimes our kitchen windows need a little more privacy, especially at night. Depending on where your kitchen is situated in your house, your windows could be street facing. ShadeMonster recommends our blackout shades for the maximum amount of light blockage and privacy during any time of day.

  • Light control

We don’t want to be blinded while we’re in our kitchen, so having window treatments to reduce the harsh sunlight and glare is important.  As mentioned above, zebra shades offer three light-filtering options. Adjust the alternating stripes to let in your desired amount of light. Solar shades are also a great option to reduce glare and protect you from harmful UV rays.

  • Fabric durability

ShadeMonster’s waterproof solar shades are durable and long lasting, perfect for kitchens and over the sink. If you’re looking for something more traditional, faux-wood blinds are excellent at repelling water and steam. You can even wipe them clean!

  • Motorization

Another modern touch is adding motorization to your kitchen window treatments. These smart shades can be adjusted by remote control, smart phone, or smart home device.  Being able to control your shades with the sound of voice will definitely come in handy in the kitchen while cooking or cleaning.

Kitchen window treatments

How to Clean Blinds in the Kitchen

Properly maintaining and cleaning your window treatments will help prolong their lifetime and keep your space looking neat. Kitchen window treatments can get damaged or dirty from food splatter, steam, or grease. That’s why keeping maintenance in mind while choosing the right window treatments for your kitchen is important.

Dusting your window treatments weekly (or more depending on how often you roll them up and down) will help keep them looking new.  Adding a fascia to your roller shades can also reduce dust build up by covering the roller tube. Once a month use the wand attachment of your vacuum cleaner to do a more thorough cleaning of your window shades.

To remove dirt or small stains, first use a damp cloth to dab and gently massage the spot. If the stain persists, try using a mild detergent. Make sure to always use a light colored cloth to keep the stain from spreading!

ShadeMonster’s top choices for the most low-maintenance kitchen window treatments are our faux-wood blinds or vinyl roller shades. Both are easy to clean and won’t warp from hot steam or water. The key to long lasting window treatments is to be mindful of the room in which you are installing them and to choose an appropriate option. Our designers are available to work with you one-on-one to help decide on the perfect window treatment for your kitchen.

Why Trust ShadeMonster With Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster boats 25 years of experience creating custom window treatments. Our products come directly from our local factory guaranteeing high quality customizable materials, competitive pricing, and quick turn around. Contact us today for your free estimate, and have your new shades in less than 7 business days!

Still Need Help Deciding On Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster’s team of experts are happy to assist. Call now for free consultation: (866) 206-8056


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