Blinds are an original and convenient way of decorating your window, plus they allow to save space and change its visual perception.
Choosing window blinds for the kitchen, you need to consider the conditions in which they will be. Kitchen – a constant source of moisture and grime. All the impurities will gradually settle to the surface of the lamellae. Therefore, they should be of waterproof material so that they can be cleaned.
In order to understand what to choose blinds for the kitchen, you need to take into account several criteria: size, accessibility and the height of the room.
There are several types of window blinds for the kitchen:
Modern horizontal blinds look much nicer and fancier than the first version of office.
This type of window blinds can be installed on any Windows, including plastic.
Horizontal blinds allow you to adjust the amount of light, and all the better hold of him. Have both manual and electrical control (remote control and electric drive).
Specially designed for insulating glass cluster horizontal blinds. They are installed as close as possible to the glass and separately to each sash. In the end, you can safely open a window, the position of the fins will not change, and they will not be deformed.
That the mechanism does not spoil the whole appearance, it is made closed with decorative cornice.
Installed plastic Windows in the kitchen, these blinds using special strings or magnets.
In the photo below you can see a cluster of horizontal blinds on the window in the kitchen.
Another type of horizontal window blinds – internal (mezhramnye). They are installed inside the window between the frames. In this case, the accumulation of dust on the fins entirely possible, thanks to the tightness of the window.
The advantages of this location:
- lower temperature of the room the sun because the curtains don’t allow to pass rays through;
- long service life, by installing high-quality material;
- great colours, so you can easily match any kitchen design.
The disadvantages include the cost, since the entire design is set inside the glass, but the control mechanism is discharged to the outside, it does not have to be a leak. Otherwise, the glass will start to cause condensation, the result will have to completely change all plastic window.
As you can see from the title of the slats in this case are arranged vertically and made more wide and long. The slats can be rotated to control the amount of incoming light.
In contrast to the horizontal, they are not afraid of the wind.
Many designers like to use these window blinds because the vertical position of the slats and adjusting the width between them, you can control the visual space of the room. Especially is they are ideal for narrow kitchens or low ceilings.
The design consists of a ledge with beautiful runners with slats. All parts are connected by chains.
To manage such shutters can be manually by means of a cord or by remote control. Some models have a timer which you can set the time of opening and closing blinds
In addition to the standard rectangular shape of the slats is produced in the form of waves, arches or inclined.
The following photo shows how the harmonious look of vertical blinds in the kitchen.
Vertical blinds are often used for decoration at home, rather than horizontal, so as resemble curtains.
Another original method for decorating your kitchen – custom made vertical blinds with photo printing. To put absolutely any picture that is clear and rich, and resistant to any kind of influences, such as moisture, light, friction.
Roller window shades look like continuous sheet. It is often applied to images or patterns.
Either fix them to the wall or to the ceiling.
Such kind of curtains can completely restrict the entry of light or partially.
The material from which they are produced, are impregnated with special compounds so that they do not absorb dust and does not burn in the sunlight. But all of these methods of protection will not help with soot and grease. Therefore, installing these blinds on the Windows in the kitchen, you should consider that they will last not too long. And cleaning blinds is extremely difficult.
Blinds differ not only in design, but the material from which they are made.
Can be made from the following materials:
Most often blinds are made of duralumin alloys. For high-strength varnish and high-temperature enamel.
Long retain their shape, flexible, resistant to moisture, sun, heat and easy to clean. Safe for people with allergic reactions. Have long operational life.
Install metal window curtains is recommended only if required by the overall style of the kitchen (minimalist or high-tech), as they do not create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort as a like. Or if near a window located gas stove to eliminate fire.
Plastic is easy to clean, you can even remove them completely and wash in soapy water.
But we should not set them to the window close to the stove, to avoid deformation or accidental ignition.
Colors plastic window curtains are countless, including release models that simulate different surfaces such as wood.
One of the most popular materials for home décor. Fabric blinds give the room a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.
The fabric is definitely treated with protective compounds from water and dust to be cleaned. In addition, they will be less subject to fading in the sunlight.
An interesting variant is curtains of fiberglass. They are not only easy to clean (just wipe with a damp cloth), but resistant to fire.
You can buy blinds made of fabric not only one tone, but with a picture, or to make the printing.
An original and unusual look fabric pleated blinds (in the form of an accordion).
Blinds made of fabric are not afraid of the wind and not break.
The disadvantage is a lower life relative to metal and plastic materials.
Wooden blinds can also be installed in the kitchen. Most often they are made from bamboo, balsa wood and canadian lime. Necessarily impregnated with protective substances, especially from moisture.
These blinds are perfect for almost any design. But it is recommended to install them in kitchens of medium and large size to limit the influence of heat and various soil subsidence on them.
Drawback – the high price.
Multifakturnye is a blinds made of several materials. It may be fabric, plastic or metal with wood. Combine them with valances, ruffles or other decorative elements.
These blinds look rich and elegant.
Use them better in the kitchens of large size, to reveal their extraordinary beauty, and not to clutter the room.
Drawback – high price and problematic cleaning.
Color blinds should be in harmony with the overall design of the room. If you want to blinds was part of the whole design, then choose neutral shades to match the furniture and walls. And if you want to make them a separate part of the kitchen decor and self, install shutters with bright colors or with printing.
For a small kitchen is better to choose blinds with light design. If it’s horizontal blinds, then take the narrow stripes, and if vertical, on the contrary, with a wide.
Also if the room is located on the North side of the house, it is better to use a mellow and warm tone.