The kitchen is the heart of the home and it is becoming increasingly popular once again to spend a lot of time in that special room. This means that people are also starting to think about how their kitchen should look in terms of the smaller details. One such smaller detail is the blinds that you use in your kitchen window. It is very important that you choose the right blinds for this room, because it is known as a ‘high humidity area’. This means that there is always a lot of moisture in the air, which will stop you from using certain materials like wood.
What Materials Can You Use?
Wood is a no go area when it comes to blinds for your kitchen. The moisture and humidity in the air will quickly start to warm and deform the blinds. Additionally, it is likely that quite a bit of sun will filter into your kitchen during the day, which will discolor the blinds. Considering wood blinds are also the most expensive of all blinds, this is clearly not a good idea.
Many people therefore choose to use fabric blinds instead. This is a good idea, because they come in many different patterns and colors and can be cleaned very easily. Depending on the type of blind that you choose (roller, Venetian, Roman, horizontal, vertical, and so on), the cleaning method will be slightly different. However, your manufacturer should have provided you with a care sheet so that you know exactly what to do.
An even better option may be to choose PVC blinds for your kitchen. PVC is a really good material, because it is both moisture and sun resistant. However, if it is heated up too much, it will melt and this can cause significant problems. Hence, PVC blinds do work, but they are perhaps not the best idea if your stove and cooker are right underneath the window. The danger of melting PVC is that the C stands for ‘chloride’, which is a highly toxic chemical when inhaled. Additionally, it is very difficult to properly clean PVC blinds because of the fact that you cannot heat them up. As such, these blinds may work in a kitchen, but only if placed in the right position.
On the other hand, they have many benefits as well. One great benefit is that they are very affordable. Secondly, they can come in any type of design that you can think of. In fact, you may even find a blind manufacturer that is able to print images on your PVC blinds that you want. If you do want to purchase them for your kitchen, however, it would be recommended to tell your chosen manufacturer that you intend to use them there. They may be able to treat them in such a way that they become more suitable for areas with a lot of heat, so that you don’t have to worry about chemicals and fumes.