Kitchens truly are the heart and soul of any home. They are so much more than just a space for
cooking; we live out our lives in the kitchen. From family get-togethers, to entertaining guests the
kitchen is a gathering space ripe for interaction and family-bonding time.
Natural light and beautiful décor is key for a functional kitchen space. Whether you’re renovating,
redecorating or moving into a new kitchen, get inspired to transform your space with our helpful tipson dressing your kitchen windows.
Kitchen Blind Considerations
Kitchens tend to be messy, humid, high traffic spaces so understandably there are a few factors to consider when it comes to finding blinds that will be durable enough to withstand the demands of the kitchen. It’s worth thinking about your space – most kitchen blinds needs to be water resistant, easy to maintain and must have good light control and privacy features. Here are a few important things to keep in minds when buying new kitchen blinds;
The position of your blinds
Kitchen windows are often positioned over the sink, and are often close to the oven or stove,
meaning on any given day they might be exposed to steam, grease, smoke and water or food splash-back. An important rule of thumb with window coverings, especially when they’re a close to open flames or hotplates is ‘if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’! Frilly, flouncy and highly flammable window coverings have no place in a kitchen! Instead, find a chic window covering that perfectly fits your style and your window. A close fit will help to ensure that fabric, hangings and other mechanisms don’t cause a kitchen fire.
The material of your blinds
When it comes to kitchen blinds, the easier they are to clean the better. Kitchens can get very hot
and humid, so water resistant materials and window coverings like PVC and aluminium blinds are
often a great choice. These materials are much easier to maintain, often requiring no more than a
quick wipe down to keep clean. Low maintenance fabric coverings, such as roller blinds can also be a stylish choice if you’re looking to add a pattern or colour pop to your kitchen. Roller blinds often don’t require more than a wipe down with a damp cloth but may occasionally need a deeper clean, especially if they’re exposed to grease and food splash-back.
Your light control and privacy needs
Great lighting is a kitchen essential. Any food preparation areas should be well-lit and well-
ventilated, nobody wants to prepare and cook food in a dark space! This is why kitchen windows are often generous, allowing plenty of natural light to reach the room. Do away with the block-out
fabrics for your kitchen blinds, and instead opt for blinds or fabric that allow maximum light-flow
during the day whilst still giving you privacy when you need it – venetian-style blinds are perfect for this, or sheer fabric blinds make an excellent alternative choice.
Which blinds should you choose?
Whilst every kitchen space is different, here at ME Blinds our top recommendations for the kitchen are aluminium venetians and PVC venetians.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds
Highly versatile and affordable aluminium venetians are the perfect pick for any kitchen. Ideal for
creating a modern vibe, they are unobtrusive and will blend easily in with any existing décor or can make a style statement on their own. Light can be let in and out at the twist of a wand and they are extremely easy to clean and maintain. Made from rust-proof metal they are tough enough to keep up with even the busiest kitchens!
Update your culinary space with our contemporary range of blinds; shop our aluminium venetian
PVC Venetian Blinds
PVC blinds are perfect if you’re looking for a contemporary timber look that can hold up to the
demands of cooking and kitchen chaos. They’re so easy to maintain and will last forever. PVC
venetian blinds look great on any window; if you’re looking for cohesion throughout your home then they are a great choice as they are easily sized to fit any window.
Love low maintenance looks? Let ME inspire you! Shop our stylish PVC venetian blinds.