5 Reasons to Update your Kitchen Blinds with Plantation Shutters

When choosing window treatments for your kitchen, you have more than just the style to consider.

The kitchen is an important room in your home, serving not only as a place to prepare meals, but also a place for entertaining and gathering. For this reason, you need a window treatment that will not only look great, but function for the many ways you use your kitchen.

Here’s five reasons to update your kitchen blinds with beautiful plantation shutters.


Great Design While Remaining Practical

Plantation shutters can be a stylish design element to add to your kitchen, but they’re also durable enough to serve in one of the most hard-working rooms of your home.

At Beach Bungalow Blinds, we have a variety of plantation shutters to choose from including composite, wood and AlumaCore.

They Won’t Absorb Cooking Smells

While pasta night and Taco Tuesday might smell appetizing as you cook, you won’t like the smells quite as much when they’re absorbed in your curtains or fabric blinds.

The cooking smells will layer on top of any other odors the fabrics might have collected, creating an unpleasant mixture that can linger. Plantation shutters won’t absorb smells, so you can be sure you won’t be compromising ambiance for style.

They’re Moisture-Resistant

Cooking creates moisture and condensation, so your window treatments must be prepared to handle the excess humidity in the room. Many kitchen windows are also located directly above the sink, so they’re likely to catch any rogue splashes from the sink as well.

Fabric treatments like curtains will hold in moisture, making them more prone to mildew and mold. Certain materials can also warp or shrink when exposed to too much moisture or water. Moisture that collects on plantation shutters can be wiped away and dried.

They Regulate Light and Heat

Ever heard the phrase, “if you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen?” It can be taken literally— as you cook, your stovetop and oven can add extra heat to the room.

Your window treatments can help you regulate the sunlight coming in so the room doesn’t overheat. Plantation shutters can be adjusted in order to control the light and heat you allow into the kitchen.

Angling the slats will deflect the sun’s direct rays while still allowing plenty of natural light into the room on hot days. You can also open the shutters to enjoy a nice view on those pleasant winter days and still control air flow, light and sun.

They’re Easy to Clean

Kitchens are hot spots for spills, splashes— the works. Fabric curtain and blinds can easily be stained by over zealous cooking methods or messy kids, and can be cumbersome to clean.

Plantation shutters can quickly and easily be wiped down with mild soap and water, so you won’t have to worry about taming your cooking styles.

Ready to update your kitchen windows with plantation shutters? Browse our composite and wood shutter options today!

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