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Choosing the Ideal Blinds for your Kitchen

Posted on 30th April 2014 by Gemini Blinds

Blinds have long been a potentially superior window dressing alternative to curtains, offering a wide variety of benefits in every environment. When it comes to selecting the blind that’s right for you however, the decision is largely dictated by two things: stylistic considerations and practicalities.

Choosing blinds for your kitchen is no exception to this, so with that in mind here are a few tips to get you started…

Practicalities

The first thing to consider about your kitchen is that it is a potentially humid environment, and your choice of blind will need to reflect this. This means that Roman blinds or any other plus, pleated fabric blinds are out, as the moisture in the air could cause mould and mildew to develop on these materials.

Better options include aluminium Venetian blinds or roller blinds that have been fitted with a specialist waterproof backing, as these styles will be able to withstand the humidity caused by steam or water from sinks.

Keeping your blinds clean from food spills or the grease and oil of cooking can be very straightforward. Venetian or vertical blinds can simply be wiped down along the slats or louvres using a damp cloth and some light detergent, while roller blinds can be detached completely and put in the washing machine or hand washed in the bath.

Light Filtration

Another important consideration to make when choosing blinds for your kitchen is the control they give you over natural light levels. No one wants a dark and dingy kitchen area, so sunlight should be encouraged by your blind selection.

This makes Venetian blinds the perfect option, as the slats can be altered to allow for as much or as little light to enter as desired. Your eyes can be shaded from the low, late afternoon glare in winter by tilting the slats downwards, while opening them wide or raising the blind completely will keep your kitchen light and airy during the summer.

Style/Design

With all practical considerations aside, you will also want your blind to look good. Take note of the existing décor of your kitchen, and select a blind that complements it in design and colour.

Wooden blinds make a bold statement, but can be a stylish addition to a rustic kitchen. Be sure to get a wood effect blind or one that has been treated to handle the humidity of the environment.

Roller blinds are available in a wide range of different designs and colours, making them a versatile choice for any kitchen, and can be easily hidden away at the top of your window when not in use.

Gemini Blinds

Whichever style of kitchen blind you choose to go with, Gemini Blinds stock a wide range of high quality window dressing options at competitive rates.

Our experts are on hand to offer advice and assistance regarding the best blind for your kitchen, carrying out free measuring to ensure that yours is a perfect fit. From sleek aluminium Venetian blinds to bright and colourful roller blinds, our selection has something for everyone.

So for more information, get in touch with Gemini Blinds today.

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