Tips For Choosing Blinds For Bathroom & Kitchen Windows
Window blinds give any kitchen or bathroom a beautiful and inviting look but it's best to be careful about the styles you choose. The window blinds in these rooms need to stand up well to the high humidity generated by cooking and bathing, so you need to choose a style that's durable and moisture resistant.
If you're having trouble choosing window blinds for your Chicago area home, you're in the right place. Our window treatment company loves to offer our expert advice to help you find the right window blinds. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect window blinds for the kitchen and bathrooms in your home.
Moisture Resistant Blinds
Warping and mildew are two of the primary concerns you'll have when finding window blinds for your kitchen. You'll also need your blinds to be easy to clean because of all the grease and grime they'll collect in the kitchen.
Whether you want to go with faux-wood or metal blinds, make sure you get a window blind product that resists the damage that moisture causes.
Finding Blinds for Small Bathroom Windows
That one small window in the bathroom needs to be dressed too! This is the room where you need plenty of privacy, so think about fitting your bathroom windows with a window blind in a 2" or 2.5" slat size.
Any window treatment you install in the bathroom needs to resist moisture damage. This is not the best place to put real wood blinds. Instead, go with an alternative faux wood blind that resists warping, bowing, rotting, mildew, fading, and yellowing.
The best quality faux-wood blinds are the EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds from the custom manufacturer Hunter Douglas. This company makes beautiful classic wood-alternative window blinds, which are available in true grain patterns and a wide array of stained or painted finishes.
Finding Blinds for Large Expanses of Windows in the Kitchen
Worried about how to cover large expanses of kitchen windows? No problem, there's a window blind for you! Custom window blinds are made to order and are available in very wide widths. Plus, you'll be able to match vertical blinds for sliding glass doors or horizontal blinds for your French doors with all your other window blinds.
Custom window treatments are available from your local Hunter Douglas, Norman, Horizons, or Comfortex dealer: Blind Designs of Illinois. Call us today if you want to see our styles up close, we offer free design consultations!
Motorized Window Blinds for Skylights
In addition to window blinds which fit large expanses of windows, you can find window blinds for your skylights in the kitchen or bathroom. This is another small window that is hard to fit but you also need to consider how high up the skylight is when choosing a window covering.
Custom window blinds can be motorized, making it really easy to operate them from afar. They can also be custom made to fit small windows like your skylights. The motorized operating system is installed by the technician at the same time your blinds are installed.
For skylights, choose the smaller louver sizes rather than the wide width styles. They work better functionally and don't interfere with the skylight's operating system.