Contemporary Kitchen Window Treatments for Hartford Homes

Holly Perron

Hartford kitchen shutters

For looks and usability, the best choice for window treatments for your kitchen are faux wood blinds or faux wood shutters.

What makes them great for kitchens? Faux wood shutters and blinds are the window treatments that can best stand up to the messes and wetness of the kitchen, in addition to giving you privacy and fantastic looks.

See how these window treatments stand up to the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Hartford homes.

Faux Wood Shutters Are Your Kitchen Windows’ Perfect Match 

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Anything you could ask for from a kitchen window treatment, Hartford’s best faux wood shutters provide. Think about what you need out of any kitchen furnishing:
  • It needs to be moisture-proof. Steam rising from a skillet, splashes from the sink, or spilled beverages can ruin most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are completely moisture-proof, and coated with a protective finish to prevent damage.

  • It needs to be easily cleaned. It’s a fact – 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 damp cloth to get them back to their original shine.

  • It should be easy to use. Have to open your window quickly to let steam from dinner escape? Want to put your freshly baked pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to use, and still let you have full use of your window.

The vast majority of window treatments can’t do any of those, let alone all of them. Shades or drapes can easily stain, anything made of wood won’t handle the moisture in a humid room like the kitchen, and mini blinds can be a pain to open and close in a pinch.

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Oh, and did we mention that faux wood shutters look fantastic in the kitchen? With quartz, natural wood and slate countertops at the height of popularity in Hartford, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival any designer’s best work.

That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are your kitchen windows’ perfect match.

Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Modern Hartford Kitchens

Polywood shutters are our #1 recommendation for Hartford kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing that work in the kitchen. In Hartford, faux wood blinds are our runner-up for best kitchen window covering.

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Faux wood is usually water resistant, so they’re already on the right track. Faux wood blinds also won’t stain, so, a wet 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 rot or shrivel after a long period of exposure to moisture, so be sure to ask about the cord material.

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

Hartford kitchen blinds 
And their looks are absolutely stunning. They might not be as versatile as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can complement other natural materials like a marble counter or natural wood cabinets and trim.

FAQs about Kitchen Window Treatments

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

Most fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades can easily get stained, so they’re unsuited for a busy kitchen. The moisture in your kitchen might also result in mildewing.

What’s the best color for kitchen shutters or blinds?

For the kitchen, it’s hard to go wrong with a neutral hue. A solid white or near-white is an awesome options, as they’ll complement any new appliances or countertops you may purchase in the future. Blacks, grays and earthtones also work well.

What window treatment do I need if my kitchen window uses a lever to open?

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

Which kitchen window treatments are fire-resistant?

Polywood shutters are fire-resistant, and will never scorch even from prolonged exposure to heat, either from the sun or from the stovetop.

When should I put in window treatments during a kitchen remodel?

Your window treatments, whether they’re shutters, shades or blinds, will almost always be one of the last parts of a remodel. However, {{there’s a benefit to involving your shutter vendor early in your project to make the whole thing run smoother.

Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments

Faux wood shutters and faux wood blinds are our top picks for most Hartford kitchens, but yours may be better off with a third options. For some personal attention for your windows, schedule a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window treatment pros. Call us at 860-266-5459 or use the form below.

And for window treatment tips for the other rooms in your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.