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Modern Kitchen Window Treatments for Miami Homes

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

What makes them the best options? Faux wood blinds and shutters are better suited than other window treatments to stand up to the messes and moisture of the kitchen, while still offering great looks and privacy.

Take a look at how faux wood blinds and shutters stand up to the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Miami homes.

Faux Wood Shutters Are A Kitchen Window’s Best Friend 

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Anything you could ask for from a kitchen window treatment, Miami’s best faux wood shutters offer. Think about what you need from any furnishing in your kitchen:
  • It should be waterproof. Steam from boiling pots, splashes from washing dishes in the sink, or spilled beverages can spell disaster most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are completely moisture-proof, as well as coated with an extra layer of protective finish.

  • It needs to be easy to clean. Face it – kitchens get dirty. So when that spoonful of soup flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all you’ll need is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to get them back to their original shine.

  • It should be easy to use. Have to open your window in a hurry to let smoke or steam out? Want to set that fresh apple pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are simple to operate, and still let you have full use of 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, anything made of wood won’t last long in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a hassle to operate in a pinch.

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Oh, and did we mention that plantation shutters look fantastic in the kitchen? With marble, natural wood and limestone countertops all the rage in Miami, plantation shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival any designer’s best work.

That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are your kitchen windows’ best friend.

Faux Wood Blinds – Vintage Window Treatment For Modern Miami Kitchens

Faux wood shutters are our #1 recommendation for Miami kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that we’d recommend. In Miami, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best window treatment for the kitchen.

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Especially when you're looking for kitchen window blinds over sinks, faux wood is usually going to be water resistant, so they’re already halfway there. Faux wood blinds also won’t stain, so, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Remember that blinds have more slats than shutters have louvers, which means more work to clean. Also keep in mind that certain blind cords can mildew or shrivel after constant exposure to moisture, so be sure to ask about the cord material — or better yet, ask for cordless options!

Faux wood blinds are a great addition to windows above the sink. In some Miami kitchens, an appliance or extensive cabinetry might not allow you enough room to open shutters completely. With blinds, a pull of the cord will open up your view.

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And their looks are absolutely stunning. They might not be as universal as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can accentuate other natural materials such as a marble countertop or hardwood cabinets and trim.

FAQs about Kitchen Window Treatments

Why don’t you recommend shades or drapes for windows in the kitchen?

The majority of fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades tend to stain easily, making them unsuited for a busy kitchen. The moisture in your kitchen might also result in mildewing.

Do you recommend a certain color for my kitchen shutters or blinds?

For the kitchen, it’s hard to go wrong with a neutral hue. A solid white or off-white is a great options, because they’ll complement any modern countertops or appliances you may purchase in the future. Earthtones also work well.

Which window treatment should I get if my kitchen window uses a lever to open?

If your kitchen windows open via lever, you can still put in shutters. Shutter panel cut-outs are easily made, and give you full access to your window.

Which kitchen window treatments are heat-resistant?

Polywood shutters are fire-resistant, and will never show discoloring even from longterm heat exposure, whether from the sun or from the stovetop.

During a kitchen remodel, when should I install new window treatments?

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, there’s a benefit to involving your shutter installer early on in your remodel to coordinate timelines, and better match styles and colors.

Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments

Faux wood shutters and faux wood blinds are our top picks for most Miami kitchens, but yours may be better off with a third option. For some personal attention for your windows, set up a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 305-520-7515 or use the form below.

And for window treatment picks for the rest of your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.