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Stylish Kitchen Window Treatments for Hartford Homes

October 08, 2015
For looks and practicality, your best bet for kitchen window treatments are Polywood shutters or faux-wood blinds.

Why are those two the best options? Faux wood blinds and shutters are the window treatments that can best stand up to the messes and humidity of the kitchen, while still offering great looks and privacy.

Take a look at how these window treatments can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Hartford homes.

Faux Wood Shutters Are A Kitchen Window’s Perfect Match 

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For all those things you need from a window treatment, Hartford’s best faux wood shutters provide. Think about what you need from any furnishing in your kitchen:
  • It needs to be moisture-proof. Steam from boiling pots, splashes from cleaning off dishes, or spilled beverages can ruin most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are 100% moisture-proof, and coated with a protective finish to prevent damage.

  • It needs to be easily cleaned. Face it – kitchens get dirty. So if some tomato sauce flies onto your shutter, all you’ll need is a wipe with a damp cloth to make them good as new.

  • It needs to be easy to use. Want to open your window in a hurry to let smoke or steam out? Trying to put your freshly baked pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to use, and give you full access to your window.

Most other window treatments can’t do any of those, let alone all of them. Shades or drapes are easy to stain, anything made of wood won’t handle the moisture in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a hassle to open or shut in a pinch.

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Not to mention the fact that faux wood shutters look incredible in the kitchen. With marble, natural wood and slate countertops at the height of popularity in Hartford, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as beautiful as any kitchen on HGTV.

That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s perfect match.

Faux Wood Blinds – Classic Window Treatment For Modern Hartford Kitchens

Polywood shutters are our #1 recommendation for Hartford kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that work in the kitchen. In Hartford, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best kitchen window treatment.

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Especially when you're looking for kitchen window blinds over sinks, faux wood is always going to be moisture-resistant, so they’re already on the right track. Since faux wood blinds also won’t stain, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Bear in mind that blinds have more slats than shutters have louvers, which means more work to clean. Also bear in mind that certain blind cords might mildew or wither after a long period of exposure to humidity, 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 Hartford kitchens, an appliance or extensive cabinetry might block shutters from opening. With blinds, a pull of the cord will open up your view.

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And their looks are gorgeous. They may not be as versatile as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can easily match other natural elements such as a limestone countertop or natural wood cabinets and trim.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments

Why don’t you recommend fabric window treatments like drapes or shades for windows in the kitchen?

Most fabric window treatments like draperies or shades can easily get stained, making them impractical for a busy kitchen. The humidity in a kitchen might also result in mildewing.

What color should I get for kitchen shutters or blinds?

In a kitchen, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. A solid white or near-white is a great choice, because they’ll complement any modern countertops or appliances you install in the future. Earthtones also work well.

Which window treatment should I get if my kitchen window is a casement?

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

Are there any kitchen window treatments that are heat-resistant?

Polywood shutters are fire-resistant, and will never scorch even from prolonged heat exposure, no matter if it’s from the sun or from the range.

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

Your window treatments, whether they’re blinds, shades, or shutters, should be one of the last things you do 90% of the time. However, it may be beneficial to involve your shutter vendor early in your project to coordinate timelines, and better match styles and colors.

Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments

Polywood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most Hartford kitchens, but yours may be better off with a third option. If you want some personal attention for your windows, schedule a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 860-266-5459 or use the form below.

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