A blind choice
One important finishing touch for your new kitchen is blinds. The style and colour naturally need to match your kitchen, while it helps if they are easy to clean. We recommend you make your decision at the end of your kitchen renovation. Fortunately most retailers of blinds operate like we do at Kitcheners Kitchens where they bring their showroom to you. This way you can see exactly how the blinds will look in your new kitchen. It is an important decision, so be absolutely sure before you decide.
A reflection of the kitchen’s importance in our lives is the consideration people now give to choosing kitchen blinds. Simon Lightfoot of BLINDMASTER in Brookvale is himself a customer of Kitcheners Kitchens who recently renovated his kitchen. He confirmed that most of his clients include the kitchen windows when purchasing blinds for their homes. “Today’s kitchens are where we centre our family life and entertain our friends. It makes sense to dress our kitchen windows with the same care and attention that we give to the other rooms in our homes. Modern blinds use high tech fabrics to block heat whilst retaining visibility and will complete the look of any new kitchen”
Old kitchens used to have poor ventilation creating moisture and mildew, thus compelling people to choose materials that wouldn’t warp or distort. However modern kitchens changed all that, with proper ventilation permitting a comprehensive range of choices from popular, affordable cloth blinds through to durable options like aluminum blinds or venetians which possess a fine contemporary look. And despite our best intentions to keep our kitchen clean, it doesn’t hurt to choose colours that can conceal dirt and grime.
Privacy is another determining factor for the types of blinds you may choose. In larger homes, your kitchen may enjoy a decent level of privacy in which case horizontal blinds and shades can be an option. If your kitchen is in an exposed area and you want some enhanced privacy, vertical blinds are often better.
There are many factors that determine the most appropriate blinds for your kitchen. So if you want some expert opinions on what works best for you, talk to a kitchen specialist at Kitcheners Kitchens who will happily point you in the right direction.