Since we all spend lots of time in our kitchens, it’s important to pick window treatments that you’ll enjoy for years to come.  Yet, choosing window treatments for your kitchen can be challenging, since kitchens require window treatments that are durable and attractive. At Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters, we have decades of experience helping our customers  in the Wilmington, NC  area select the perfect window treatments for kitchen windows.

Here are the important kitchen window treatment features that you need to think about:


1. Durability and ease of cleaning: You want your kitchen window treatments to be both durable and easy to clean, in case of food prep accidents and spills. After all, accidents can happen! You’ll be happier if you choose that wipe-able blind or shutter, rather than a fabric shade, when that pasta sauce spills or your food processor breaks. In fact, it’s a good idea to avoid fabric window treatments near food preparation areas. Window treatments that can be cleaned easily are better and more hygienic options for these areas. Furthermore, the heat and humidity of the kitchen can warp more fragile blinds, so hard material window treatments are more durable. Faux wood blinds and plantation shutters are two excellent choices.


2. Safety: With blinds above your sink, you’ll want to make sure that you install a cord keeper to ensure that the blind’s cords don’t end up trapped in your sink or disposal. While it may sound like an unlikely possibility, we’ve heard of blind cords that were trapped in disposals! And if you have small children who help in the kitchen, cord safety is an important consideration throughout your kitchen–and the rest of your home.


3. Privacy and light: Blinds, shutters, and shades can provide flexible privacy for your kitchen, without sacrificing natural light during the day. Since you spend so much time in your kitchen, you’ll want to make sure that you have privacy, particularly if your kitchen windows overlook your neighbors’ home. In some neighborhoods, close proximity and window placement between houses can make you feel like your neighbors are living with you, not next to you! As a result, having blinds that can block you from view are crucial for privacy. However, being able to open your blinds or shutters during the day can help illuminate your kitchen and save on electricity, as well as adding pleasant natural light.


Here at Strickland’s we have all the expertise and options you need to make your kitchen a more pleasant and private room. We carry many high-end brands, including Hunter Douglas, in our extensive showroom, located on the corner of 23rd Street and Castle Hayne Road in Wilmington, NC. Come visit us today.