Choosing blinds for your living room is a simple affair; all you have to do is find a style that you think fits and run with it. Choosing blinds for your bathroom and kitchen is a little more complicated, however. There are a lot of practical considerations, for example, how can I combat moisture? How can I minimise cooking smells? It’s not always obvious which blinds will be best for these tasks, so in this article, we will make it simple for you.
Your bathroom and kitchen are places for relaxation, so it makes sense to opt for styles of blinds that you enjoy looking at for extended periods.
Venetian blinds are always a good option. They offer fantastic light control, and their multi-slat design is one of the most beautiful on the market.
Another benefit of Venetian blinds is that they come in a couple of moisture-resistant materials – a feature that’s indispensable in the rooms in question. Here’s our recommendations:
Metal – You can’t get a better moisture resistance rating than metal blinds. They’re easy to clean too, so you really do get both function and form. However, it’s worth noting that, if you have the window open, metal blinds can make an unpleasant rustling sound when they sway – a far cry from the soothing clack of wooden blinds.
Faux wood – If the real reason you love Venetian blinds is the natural wood variations on offer, don’t fret – a set of faux wood blinds gives you the best of both worlds: a wooden aesthetic and sound that won’t succumb to mould or warping.
For bathrooms and kitchens, we would advise against soft fabric blinds; they will soak up moisture in your bathroom and cooking odours in your kitchen. But roller blinds are different. They’re made of a sturdier, more resistant fabric, and thanks to their simple design, they’re very easy to clean.
Another benefit of roller blinds is the privacy they offer. Simply draw the blinds fully and you won’t have to worry about nosy neighbours. Given that kitchens are often on the bottom floor and bathrooms are particularly private spaces, this is an invaluable feature.
Some extra considerations
If, after reading this article, you still have your heart set on some wooden or soft fabric blinds for your kitchen or bathroom, we recommend considering the following:
- Will your blinds be going near the kitchen sink/hob? This is where the bulk of the moisture and odours will be created, so this isn’t an ideal place for these types of blinds. If the windows in question are a fair distance away, you’re probably safe.
- How big is your bathroom? Similar to the previous point, if your bathroom is large enough, this might mitigate the moisture problem. If it’s a little on the smaller side, or your bath/shower is near the windows, you might want to think again.
White Rose Blinds are a leading supplier of high-quality bespoke blinds throughout the Huddersfield area. We’re a family-run business, so when you purchase blinds from us, you can always expect a friendly, personable service. For more information about the wide variety of bespoke blinds that we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always glad to help.