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Stylish Kitchen Window Treatments for San Antonio Homeowners

October 08, 2015
With regards to looks and usability, the best window treatments for your kitchen are faux-wood blinds or faux-wood shutters.

What makes them the best options? Faux wood blinds and shutters are the best at standing up to the messes and moisture of the kitchen, in addition to giving you privacy and fantastic looks.

See how shutters and blinds can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in San Antonio homes.

Faux Wood Shutters – Your Kitchen Windows’ Perfect Match 

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Just about anything you could want out of a window treatment for your kitchen, San Antonio’s best faux wood shutters provide. Think about what you need from any furnishing in your kitchen:
  • It should be waterproof. Steam from boiling pots, splashes from cleaning off dishes, or spilled drinks can destroy the appeal of most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are totally moisture-proof, as well as coated with an extra layer of protective finish.

  • It should be easily cleaned. Let’s be real – kitchens get dirty. So when that tomato sauce flies onto your shutter, all it takes is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to get them back to their original shine.

  • It needs to be easy to use. Need to open up the window quickly to let steam from dinner escape? Trying to set that fresh apple 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.

Most other window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Shades or drapes are easy to stain, anything made of wood won’t last long in a humid room like the kitchen, and mini blinds can be a pain to operate in a pinch.

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Oh, and did we mention that faux wood shutters look absolutely gorgeous in the kitchen? With quartz, hardwood and limestone countertops at the height of popularity in San Antonio, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival anything you’ll see in a designer boutique.

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

Faux Wood Blinds – Classic Window Treatment For Modern San Antonio Kitchens

Plantation shutters are our first pick for San Antonio kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing that will work. In San Antonio, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best window treatment for the kitchen.

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Especially when you're looking for kitchen window blinds over sinks, faux wood is typically going to be water resistant, so these blinds are off to a great start already. Since faux wood blinds also won’t stain, a wet cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Bear in mind that more blind slats will mean more surface area to clean compared to shutters. Also keep in mind that certain blind cords could rot or shrivel after constant exposure to moisture, so be sure to ask about the cord material — or better yet, ask for cordless options!

Faux wood blinds are also perfect for windows right by the sink. In some San Antonio kitchens, cabinetry or an appliance 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 complementary as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can accentuate other natural elements like a limestone counter or natural wood cabinetry and trim.

Common Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments

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

Many fabric window treatments like draperies or shades tend to stain easily, which means that they’re unsuited for a busy kitchen. The moisture in a kitchen may result in some funky smells seeping into the fabric.

Do you recommend a certain color for my kitchen shutters or blinds?

In a kitchen, your best bet is a neutral tone. A solid white or near-white is a great options, since they’ll match any new appliances or countertops you install 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 longterm heat exposure, no matter if it’s from the sun or from the range.

If I’m remodeling my kitchen, when should I put in new window treatments?

Your window treatments, whether they’re shutters, shades or blinds, will usually be the last part of a remodel. However, there’s a benefit to involving your shutter company early on in your remodel to make the whole thing run smoother.

Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments

Polywood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most San Antonio kitchens, but your kitchen might be different. For some personal attention for your windows, set up a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window experts. Call us at 210-876-0377 or use the form below.

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