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Modern Kitchen Window Treatments for Virginia Beach Homes

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

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 wetness of the kitchen, all while giving you stylish looks and privacy.

Take a look at how faux wood blinds and shutters can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Virginia Beach homes.

Faux Wood Shutters Are A Kitchen Window’s Perfect Match 

white shutters in Virginia Beach kitchen

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

  • It should be easily cleaned. Let’s face it – kitchens get dirty. So when that spoonful of soup 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 operate. Have to open your window quickly to let smoke or steam out? Need to sit that pie fresh from the oven on the window sill to cool? Shutters are some of the easiest window treatments to use, and offer full access to your window.

Most other window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Shades or drapes can easily stain, anything made of wood can easily become warped in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a hassle to open or shut in a pinch.

Virginia Beach kitchen sliding door shutters 

Oh, and did we mention that faux wood shutters look fantastic in the kitchen? With quartz, hardwood and slate countertops at the height of popularity in Virginia Beach, plantation 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 best friend.

Faux Wood Blinds – Vintage Window Treatment For Contemporary Virginia Beach Kitchens

Plantation shutters are our top pick for Virginia Beach kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that will work. In Virginia Beach, faux wood blinds are our runner-up for best kitchen window treatment.

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Faux wood is always going to be water resistant, so they’re already halfway there. Faux wood blinds are also stain-proof, so, 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 remember that certain blind cords might rot or wither after prolonged exposure to humidity, so ask your window treatment provider about the cord material.

Faux wood blinds are also perfect for windows above the sink. In some Virginia Beach kitchens, an appliance or extensive cabinetry might block shutters from opening. With blinds, a pull of the cord will open up your view.

Virginia Beach kitchen blinds 
And their looks are classic. They may not be as versatile as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can pair with other natural elements such as a marble countertop or hardwood cabinets and trim.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments

Is there a reason why you don’t recommend shades or drapes for windows in the kitchen?

Most fabric window treatments like draperies or shades tend to stain easily, so they’re unsuited for a busy kitchen. The moisture and humidity in a kitchen might also result in mildewing.

What color should I get for my kitchen shutters or blinds?

For the kitchen, your best bet is a neutral tone. A solid white or near-white is an awesome pick, as they’ll match any modern appliances or countertops you may purchase in the future. Blacks, grays and earthtones also work well.

Which 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.

Are any of these kitchen window treatments fire-resistant?

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

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

Your window treatments, whether they’re blinds, shades, or shutters, will almost always be one of the last parts of a remodel. However, there’s a benefit to involving your shutter company early in your redesign to coordinate timelines, and better match styles and colors.

Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments

Faux wood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most Virginia Beach kitchens, but your kitchen might be different. If you want some personal attention for your windows, set up a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window treatment pros. Call us at 757-210-6448 or use the form below.

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