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What Type of Blind Should I Get for my Kitchen Windows?

24th March 2016

These days, the kitchen tends to be the heart of the home, where families gather to socialise and entertain, rather than to simply cook in it. It follows then that your kitchen should be designed not only for functionality, but also in a style that makes it a relaxing environment to enjoy, with your choice of blinds making a big impact on the look and feel of the room.

It’s important to choose the right blinds for your kitchen, and to ensure that you choose a material that’s right for your requirements – whether it’s a stylish blind to block out the light, or a practical design that can be easily wiped clean. We’ve listed a few of your options below, and the properties that could make them ideal for use in your kitchen.



Wooden blinds can bring a great look to any kitchen, creating the perfect country rustic look that is popular with many homes. Wood can also be fairly easy to wipe down and keep clean and free of grime, but be mindful that the material could warp if exposed to excess moisture on a frequent basis, for example if they are placed by the sink or hob.


Metal blinds, such as aluminium venetian blinds, can be the ideal material for use in the kitchen due to their hardwearing properties and easy to clean functionality. Providing the option to control the level of light allowed into your home at any time, venetian blinds are convenient for kitchens facing the road, allowing maximum privacy when required without having to sacrifice completely on natural light.

What’s more, aluminium blinds can be simply wiped clean with a damp cloth, ensuring any food splatter or build up of grease or grime can be easily removed, keeping your kitchen looking great for all the family to spend time in.



Fabric curtains or drapes can be too heavy a window dressing in your kitchen, and will often deteriorate quickly due to exposure to heat, moisture, and excess grime compared with the rest of the home. However, fabric blinds can make a practical and popular addition to your kitchen windows.

Roller blinds are an ideal choice for your kitchen windows, as they can be rolled out the way during the day, allowing natural light into your kitchen and keeping them clear of any food mess while you’re cooking. In the evenings, they provide a stylish touch to the room when rolled down, keeping the privacy of your room in place when socialising and relaxing with others.

If you’re still unsure what type of blind is best suited for your kitchen, talk to our advisors here at Barton Blinds. Our team are on hand to talk you through our range of products, highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of each type of blind.

For more information about the products we offer, please feel free to contact us today and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

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