Thursday, April 4, 2013

Guest post- Blinds: Kitchen Window Treatments That Are Worth The Investment!


This article is provided by Jane Stevens.

When it comes to getting the right kitchen window blinds, there are a couple of factors that need to be taken into consideration. Kitchens are regularly subjected to hot and steamy air, as such, interested individuals should purchase blinds that can are designed to withstand the said elements without compromising style.

Advantages of Blinds

To begin with, it would be best to know why blinds are ideal for kitchen use. Blinds are equipped with slats or louvers that allow users to lower or raise as well as close or open them to give appropriate privacy and light control. In addition, window blinds can help reduce electricity consumption by maintaining the appropriate room temperature. Because of that, blinds have become prevalent nowadays amongst practical homeowners who want to improve kitchen functionality and its aesthetic attributes without spending a lot.

Types of Blinds

Those who are thinking about getting blinds need to consider the materials their units are made of. These are the three most common choices: plastic, metal and wood. 

Plastic

In general, plastic blinds are the cheapest on the market today. However, their durability and aesthetic qualities are at par with more expensive units. Plastic blinds are ideal for those who rent their residential places since they would not want to spend huge sums of money for something that will not be used for a long time.

Metal blinds

Metal blinds are other exceptional kitchen window treatments for those who are always on the go and do not have time to perform routine cleaning and maintenance. The said units can shun away dust and debris. The only problem with metal blinds is if they are not maintained for a long time, excessive amounts of moisture may accumulate and rust may develop afterwards.

Wooden blinds

Wooden blinds are ideal for those who have a bigger budget and want to achieve a classic look and warmth in the kitchen. They can even be custom-made to achieve a somewhat unique and personal touch. Of all the options out on the market, wooden blinds are some of the most popular among homeowners.

Conclusion

Finding the right window blinds for the kitchen is easy if you know what to look for especially with the many options out there to suit different needs and preferences. Interested individuals simply need to analyze them first before making a purchase.

Disclaimer: I have received compensation in return for publishing this article.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. My boyfriend and I just bought our first house so we have been working on decorating the house. I was thinking that we should get nice white wood blinds in the living room. I think it would go really nice with the bright red walls that we just painted. My only issue with blinds are the fact that I don't know how to shorten them. And when they are not shortened they look pretty bad. Those metal blinds would be a great idea for my kitchen, I have never even seen metal blinds before. Thanks so much for the great information Jessie, this was very helpful.

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