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Best Kitchen Window Treatments

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Best Kitchen Window Treatments

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so not just any window treatment will do. Heat resistance and the right amount of light and privacy are needed in a kitchen. So which coverings will be the recipe for a successful kitchen refresh?

What to Consider for Kitchen Window Treatments

Choosing new window treatments is already a big enough task, but it is made even more complex when it comes to the kitchen. With heat and humidity being ingredients found in almost every kitchen across the nation, homeowners should take special care when selecting new kitchen window treatments.

Be sure to consult with your local window covering vendor to discuss durable blinds, shades, and curtains. Your new window treatments will need to withstand high temperatures in the kitchen in order to maintain their appearance and function over time. 

Additionally, improper window coverings could be a major safety hazard. Blinds or shades that aren’t moisture-proof may develop mold. Curtains that are too long could be a potential fire hazard. Some window treatments are safer than others for the kitchen, so working  with an expert to find an option that’s right for you and your home is our best recommendation.

Shutters for the Kitchen

Hunter Douglas EverWood® Faux Wood Blinds at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Plantation shutters are by far the most popular window treatment of this year. They mesh well with every design style and fit into practically every room, including the kitchen. Aesthetically, shutters are classic and can instantly elevate just about any space. Functionally, they are perfect for spaces that may not require complete privacy, such as kitchens. 

Certain plantation shutters come in a composite material that is specially engineered to withstand high heat and humidity. They will not warp, bend, or fade when exposed to extreme elements. This means that your new composite wood shutters will be a safe and stylish addition to your kitchen for years to come. 

Blinds for the Kitchen

Blinds are one of the most common window treatments, and they are also one of the most widely-used options in the kitchen. Simple and no-fuss, blinds are a stellar option for such a high-traffic room. 

Like shutters, composite wood blinds are the best option due to their resilience against humidity and heat. Faux wood replicates genuine wood blinds almost perfectly, so you can feel comfortable installing faux wood in the kitchen and genuine wood throughout the rest of the house. No one will be able to tell the difference between the two!

Hunter Douglas EverWood® Faux Wood Blinds at JC Licht near Chicago, Illinois (IL)

Valances for the Kitchen

If you are hoping to include a fabric window covering in your kitchen, opt for a top treatment, like a valance. Long, flowing drapes or side panels can be serious fire hazards. Loose fabric can get caught in appliances and pans, which makes for an unsafe environment. Kitchen valances are ideal because they remain at the top of the window, away from potentially dangerous situations. 

Installing a valance is an easy way to add warmth and dimension into a space. Some homeowners find it difficult to infuse their personality into a kitchen design. By adding a valance, you can instantly imbue the space with your favorite color, texture, or pattern. 

Kitchen Window Treatments at JC Licht

The design and window treatment experts at JC Licht want to help you achieve your dream kitchen. We are ready to assist you with your home improvement needs, including Benjamin Moore paints, Hunter Douglas window treatments, hardware, and more.Book your in home consultation today!

No matter the project, you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas window treatments for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!


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