Your kitchen is the family hub. Whether it’s a an open plan extravaganza, a charming country corner or a petite plot will plenty of storage, it is more than likely the heart of your home.
The kitchen should be safe and highly functional, along with being bright and easy on the eye. After all, you spend a lot of time in this room, so it’s important for it to be aesthetically pleasing as well as practical. Not only is it the place where meals are created and daily chores are completed, but a space where your family and friends gather for chatting, socialising and spending quality time together. From your units and surfaces to the flooring, tiling and soft furnishings, every aspect of the kitchen should be considered. So what type of blind is best?
For the most functional and effective kitchen window dressings, we recommend choosing from our collection of vertical blinds, Roman blinds and roller blinds. Find out more below.
Vertical blinds are a great choice for your kitchen, offering excellent light control as well as obscuring views from both the left and the right outside. Though your kitchen may be at the back of the house, and you therefore needn’t worry about nosy passers-by, it’s still nice to have privacy from neighbours that overlook your property.
Vertical blinds can be custom built to fit every type of window. Whether your kitchen windows are small, a standard size, or include large French or bifold doors, vertical blinds will be an effective solution. The high degree of rotation means your verticals can be arranged in your chosen position, while still allowing a flow of fresh air or sunlight inside. You also enjoy the benefit of tilting louvres to the left or right, which will obscure more views than other types of blinds.
Our vertical blinds are crafted from high quality and durable materials, making them a sturdy, family-friendly option for all kitchens. They also come complete with child safety devices, ensuring your little ones are kept safe from unrestrained blind cords and chains.
Available in a wide choice of colours and textures, you can select the perfect style to complete your kitchen decor. You can also purchase individual louvres if you’re wanting to replace and refresh your existing vertical blinds – a much more cost-effective solution!
Treat your kitchen windows to the ultimate in sophistication with a made to measure Roman blind. With a wide choice of colours, prints and textures on offer, you can select the perfect Roman blind from our vast collection at Blinds Direct.
Roman blinds are well suited to smaller windows, as the fabric sits neatly within the recess of your windows and folds to a snug stack when raised. You can also choose from a selection of additional features, such as waterproof and wipe-clean properties, making your blinds more suitable for installation over the sink, as well as lessening the blow if tomato sauce or red wine go astray!
Coordinate your kitchen Romans with tablecloths and cushions, creating a charming country-cottage look. Alternatively, choose a sleek and simple blind in a neutral shade, which will work tremendously well in a more contemporary style of kitchen.
Easy to operate, easy to clean and with water-resistant options available, a roller blind is a practical addition to your kitchen. This classic blind can be custom made to meet your exact requirements, dressing windows in a range of shapes and sizes, from slim casements to large bays.
Rollers are particularly handy for super chefs, as they won’t cling onto strong cooking smells like garlic. They are also inherently simple, offering ease of use for all members of the family, and easy maintenance for the ones that do the cleaning. Choose an easy wipe roller blind for even more ease; you needn’t worry about watermarks or stubborn stains, all it takes is a quick wipe with a damp cloth.
Though simple in design, roller blinds can be jazzed up by your colour and pattern choice. They can also be layered with other window dressings, such as a light and breezy voile or a heavier patterned curtain, creating a unique kitchen feature that’s both fashionable and functional.
Remember to look for features including waterproof, flame retardant and thermal, too, which will help to make your kitchen a more safe and comfortable place.
Are you on the hunt for new blinds for your kitchen? Discover our full collection of kitchen blinds here.