Different Types Of Kitchen Blinds For Your Window

One of the best way to add some new life into a tired kitchen is by installing new kitchen blinds. You spend a great deal of time in your kitchen so it should naturally be a place where you can get the most out of it and still remain aesthetically pleasing to both you and whoever may enter. Quality kitchen blinds can not only help in that presentation but also add just the right amount of light throughout the day. And with the sheer number and variety of blinds available today, you can have all the freedom you need to decorate your kitchen in your style.

How To Choose Kitchen Blinds

dark kitchen blindPeople choose blinds for various reasons and why you choose yours will likely not be any different. Whether it’s to match the rest of the blinds in your house or to fit the existing decor of your current kitchens theme or just to freshen up the space with an entirely new look, you’ll have a reason for what you are looking for. The good thing is though when you jump head first into making your decision, you’ll find there’s literally no shortage of styles or choices to choose from.

It can get a little overwhelming at times when you start your search as there is so many different types and styles to choose from. Things like wood blinds, faux wood blinds, aluminum blinds, vertical blinds and even mini blinds. But what kind will work best in your kitchen? Well, in the end, it’s for you to decide on what you want your kitchen to look like and be. But you’re not alone. I’ll be here with you hopefully answering your questions all the way. But for now let’s talk about the different types you can put in there:

Aluminum Blinds:

these are simply blinds that are made out of small, thin slats of aluminum. They’ve been around for years and for a time (and probably still are) some of the most prevalent blinds you’d see in homes everywhere. They are durable. Typically found as corded models and come in both 1 and 2 inch styles.

Faux Wood Blinds:

these are blinds made from a synthetic material used to resemble wood. They are waterproof for the most part and won’t warp or crack. These make an excellent choice in areas like a kitchen or bathroom where a little more flexibility in design and maintenance are needed due to the extreme conditions of those environments.

Mini Blinds:

Another classic. These are very similar to the aluminum blinds from above but come in a different range of materials. Some of the more popular mini blinds these days are PVC and vinyl. Just as durable as faux wood being moisture resistant, just not quite as elegant.

Vertical Blinds:

This is just another variation where the blinds actually open vertically instead of horizontally. Can make quite a dramatic appearance in large kitchen windows.

Wood Blinds:

Probably the most stylish and elegant in the whole blind family. Wood echo’s class. They are heavy. They come in about any color from a light ash to a deep natural mahogany. But you have to be careful on where you place them in a kitchen so they don’t get damaged. You wouldn’t want to put them by the sinks where they may get splashed or over a stove where they can be damaged from the heat. But if you have a space where you can pull it off, you’ll love them.

But Aren’t Kitchen Blinds Hard To Install?

Well, it depends, but not normally. They are just like any other blinds you may install anywhere else plus it can sometimes depend on the brand. Bali is actually quite an easy brand of blind to install and there are quite a few Bali blinds that are really good for the kitchen. Watch this quick how-to video of James actually installing a Natural Shade by Bali in his kitchen:

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