Modern Kitchen Window Treatments for Oklahoma City Homes10/08/2015Tyler Jorgensen For looks and practicality, your best bet for window treatments for your kitchen are faux wood shutters or faux wood blinds. What makes them the best options? Faux wood blinds and shutters are the best at standing up to the messes and humidity of the kitchen, while still offering great looks and privacy. See how shutters and blinds stand up to the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Oklahoma City homes. Faux Wood Shutters – Your Kitchen Windows’ Best Friend Anything you could ask for from a kitchen window treatment, Oklahoma City’s best faux wood shutters provide. These are a few things you probably want from any kitchen furnishing: It needs to be waterproof. Steam coming off the stove, splashes from cleaning off dishes, or spilled beverages can destroy the appeal of most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are 100% moisture-proof, as well as coated with an extra layer of protective finish. It needs to be easy to clean. Face it – kitchens get dirty. So if some tomato sauce flies onto your shutter, all you’ll need is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to make them good as new. It needs to be easy to operate. Want to open your window in a hurry to let out steam or smoke? Trying to sit that pie fresh from the oven on the window sill to cool? Shutters are easy to use, and offer full use of your window. Most other window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Shades or drapes can easily stain, any real wood window treatment can easily become warped in a humid room like the kitchen, and aluminum blinds can be a hassle to operate in a pinch. Not to mention the fact that faux wood shutters look incredible in the kitchen. With quartz, hardwood and limestone countertops at the height of popularity in Oklahoma City, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that can rival anything you’ll see in a designer boutique. That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are your kitchen windows’ perfect match. Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Contemporary Oklahoma City Kitchens Faux wood shutters are our #1 recommendation for Oklahoma City kitchens, but it’s not the only window treatment that will work. In Oklahoma City, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best kitchen window treatment. Faux wood is typically water resistant, so we’re headed in the right direction. Since faux wood blinds are also stain-proof, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Remember that blinds have more slats than shutters have louvers, which means more work to clean. Also keep in mind that certain blind cords can rot or shrivel after a long period of exposure to moisture, so be sure to ask about the cord material. Faux wood blinds are great on windows right above the sink. In some Oklahoma City kitchens, your cabinets or appliances might not allow you enough room to open shutters completely. With blinds, you don’t need as much room to fully open your window. And their looks are absolutely stunning. They might not be as universal as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can easily match other natural materials such as a limestone countertop or hardwood cabinetry and trim. FAQs about Kitchen Window Treatments Why don’t you recommend fabric window treatments like drapes or shades for windows in the kitchen? The majority of fabric window treatments such as shades and drapes tend to stain easily, making them unsuited for a busy kitchen. The moisture and humidity in a kitchen might also result in mildewing. What’s the best color for kitchen shutters or blinds? For the kitchen, your best bet is a neutral tone. A solid white or near-white is a great pick, since they’ll complement any modern countertops or appliances you install in the future. Blacks, grays and earthtones also work well. What window treatment do I need if my kitchen window uses a crank to open? If your kitchen windows use a crank, shutters will still work! We offer shutters with cut-out panels, giving you full access to your window. Are any of these kitchen window treatments fire-resistant? Polywood plantation shutters are fire-resistant, and will never show discoloring even from prolonged exposure to heat, either from the sun or from the oven. When should I put in window treatments during a kitchen remodel? Your window treatments, no matter if they’re shades, shutters, or blinds, will usually be the last part of a remodel. However, there’s a benefit to involving your window treatment company early in your project to coordinate timelines, and better match styles and colors. Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments Polywood shutters and faux wood blinds are our top picks for most Oklahoma City kitchens, but yours may be better off with a third option. If you want some personal attention for your windows, set up a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window treatment pros. Call us at 405-300-4664 or use the form below. And for window treatment picks for the rest of your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.