Most people can agree that the kitchen is the heart and soul of every home. It’s where you create the most memories with your family and loved ones. That’s why it’s important to create a comfortable yet tasteful environment among the bulky metal appliances and smooth, hard surfaces. Window treatments alone have the ability to tie the design of your entire kitchen together, by bringing life to your appliances. But, aside from their aesthetics, window treatments also serve important purposes.
Today, we’re going to focus on how to outfit the window over your kitchen sink. Based on the placement of your windows, you may have different preferences and needs. For example, if you only have one window in your kitchen, you may want to purchase kitchen blinds that let in as much light as possible. If your window faces the street or your neighbor’s house, you may want to consider window treatments that provide you with privacy. As you can see, everything depends on your needs!
When shopping for blinds for your kitchen sink window, it’s best to stick with window treatments that are moisture-resistant since this area of the kitchen typically involves water splashing. Because of the grime and grease that accumulates in a kitchen, you’ll also want window treatments that are easy to clean and maintain. Kitchen blinds that are made out of materials such as faux wood, PVC, aluminum, and vinyl are ideal for kitchen sink windows. Roller blinds, faux wood shutters, and solar blinds are all excellent moisture-resistant kitchen blinds. If you are in love with wood blinds but are worried that they’ll warp or fade due to moisture, faux wood blinds are always a great option. Of course, you can choose whatever window treatments you want; just be mindful of the risks that are involved if the material isn’t moisture-resistant.
As we mentioned above, privacy may be one of your concerns if your kitchen window faces the street or a neighbor’s home. If this is the case, you may want to consider purchasing roller blinds. Roller blinds are available in a wide selection of different opacities from semi-filtering fabrics to blackout fabrics. You won’t have to worry about nosy neighbors and random passersby with roller blinds!
If your kitchen sink window faces east or west, you’ll want to take direct sunlight into account. Harsh UV rays can cause your furniture and decor to become discolored, damage your skin, and raise the overall temperature of your kitchen. To protect your furnishings and family, you may want to consider purchasing solar blinds. Solar blinds can be custom ordered with the degree of UV blockage of your choice.
On the other hand, if your kitchen sink window doesn’t get enough sunlight, you’ll want to purchase kitchen blinds that let in the maximum amount of sunlight. Consider options such as sheer shades, honeycomb shades, roller blinds, and aluminum mini blinds.
Functionality and Longevity
If you’re looking for window treatments that are functional and aesthetically pleasing at the same time, faux wood blinds may be the perfect solution for you! Faux wood blinds offer many benefits including privacy, light control, moisture resistance, and durability. These kitchen blinds are easy to maintain, clean, and install in your kitchen. Additionally, faux wood blinds provide insulation from the heat and cold which can save you money on your heating and cooling costs! You can rest easy knowing that faux wood blinds won’t warp, fade, or chip, and will last for many years if properly cared for.
Royal Window Treatments’ Kitchen Blind Recommendations
These are our top window treatment picks for kitchen sink windows. Be sure to check them out!
- Modern Faux Wood Blinds
- Solar Sun Shades
- Minimalistic Roller Shades
- Insulating Honeycomb Shades
- Aluminum Mini Blinds
When purchasing kitchen blinds for your kitchen sink window, it’s important that you choose window treatments that are durable, provide you with privacy, and protect you and your family from harmful UV rays. While the kitchen blinds can be attractive, they should also serve a functional purpose, especially if they’re being installed above the sink. Your best bet is to choose window treatments that are easy to clean and resistant to moisture. If you need any help choosing kitchen blinds for your kitchen sink window, don’t hesitate to contact Royal Window Treatments. We’d be more than happy to tell you about our moisture-resistant window treatments and answer any questions you may have!