Kitchens pose several challenges when it comes to finding the right window treatments. Most notably, kitchens serve a variety of purposes. For many homes, kitchens are not only a place for cooking but social gatherings as well. Your kitchen is exposed to many different environments from cooking, adding to the difficulty of finding a window treatment that is both durable and stylish. At The Shade Shop, we love our alternative wood and vinyl window treatments designed with visual appeal and durability in mind. Faux wood window treatments can be a great way to make the most out of a space without compromising on much-needed privacy, light control, and temperature control. Let’s take a look at our favorite kitchen window treatments we’re excited about right now.
Hot, humid, or otherwise extreme climates are no match for the ingenuity of Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters. This innovative style of shutters features a combination of wood and vinyl in a window covering that brings a refreshing, coastal aura to your home décor. Outfit your windows in the shade of signature, matte white shutters with DuraLux™ finishing technology designed to preserve your shutters. Palm Beach™ shutters are an excellent choice for kitchens thanks to expert construction designed to withstand yellowing, warping, cracking, fading, chipping, and peeling. Interior aluminum bracing and resin blocks add to the robust strength of these plantation shutters. Palm Beach™ is one of the only styles of shutters on the market that offer motorization with PowerView® Automation. Program custom lighting schedules in the PowerView® smartphone app and create unique lighting profiles for each room in your home. You can even adjust your shutters with the sound of your voice using Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant, which can be a handy feature for when your hands are full as you’re cooking or entertaining.
When you want to enjoy the classic appeal of warm, wood blinds but require something more robust suited for your kitchen window treatments, we recommend exploring the EverWood® collection from Hunter Douglas. EverWood® boasts realistic finishes and an array of colors to choose from. Enjoy sleek cordless control with LiteRise®, which lets you gently push up or down on your blinds to position them or experience the innovation of PowerView® Automation. EverWood® blinds feature de-Light™ construction which eliminates cord holes for up to 50% more light control compared to typical blinds. Even if these look like real wood blinds, you can count on EverWood® to stand up to heavy moisture and sunlight exposure, keeping your kitchen cool and shaded while resisting fading, yellowing, warping, and bowing.
Searching for the perfect kitchen window treatments but are overwhelming with the options out there? Let our friendly consultants help you find the perfect window coverings for your home. Contact us or call us at (616) 459-4693 to schedule your free in-home consultation or visit us at our showroom located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are locally owned and operated, always happy to serve Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and the entire West Michigan area.