Kitchen Faux Wood Blinds, A Versatile And Practical Solution For The Kitchen

Faux wood blinds are not real wood blinds. But you probably already knew that. But for those that do own the “real” stuff, they are typically very fond of them for one reason or another. Unfortunately, the traditional wood blind comes with a large price tag that not everyone can afford or are even willing to pay. But these are a very cost-effective solution where most look so real, they may even fool you. Plus they are actually a much better solution when installing in certain locations like the bathroom or the kitchen but we’ll jump into their advantages here in just a bit. For now, let’s just figure out what we can get with faux wood blinds.

First, faux wood blinds are available in many colors and sizes. From the traditional white to walnut, birch, cherry, and maple, just about any color you can think of is available. Their natural colors look just like their real wood counterparts and they range in size from 8” to 191” in width and 8” to 144” in height. Just to give you an idea, prices for faux blinds start at around $44 for a standard 36”x60” blind. One nice feature of these blinds is that the faux wood slats are available in different sizes as well. You can get them in 1″, 2″ and 2.5″ slats to vary just what kind of look you are trying to achieve.

White Faux Wood Blinds In The KitchenFaux wood provides many advantages compared to real wood. The material is a polyvinyl, which is very durable, resists warping, and is easy to clean. It is also moisture resistant and can withstand high humidity. These characteristics make it the perfect choice for the kitchen. The kitchen is an area of the house where the humidity caused by boiling water, and cooking in general, can be quite high. Humidity can cause real wood blinds to warp. Warped blinds will not function correctly and you will end up getting rid of them if they warp and having to get another set. Frying food in your kitchen leaves a film on your cabinets and eventually on your blinds. These blinds can be easily cleaned using a nonabrasive cleaner. You do not have to worry about getting these blinds wet while you clean them. They will not fade in color or get water stains like other blinds.

Faux wood blinds are available from many companies and home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowes. They can also be ordered online from various websites. Well-known manufacturers are Bali, Hampton Bay, Home Decorators Collection, Levelor, and Basic Blindz. Some of these manufacturers offer upgrades like remote-controlled blinds or cordless models.

Faux wood blinds offer the look of expensive real wood blinds but the maintenance and function of aluminum blinds. They are affordable and can be customized. The kitchen and the bathrooms are prime locations for this type of blind. Only your personal preference will determine if this type is right for your home.

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