Stylish Kitchen Window Treatments for Las Vegas Homes10/08/2015Darik Neilson For looks and usability, the best choice for kitchen window treatments are faux wood shutters or faux wood blinds. Why are those two the best options? Faux wood shutters and blinds are the best at standing up to the messes and humidity of the kitchen, all while giving you stylish looks and privacy. Take a look at how these window treatments can stand the heat, and stay in the kitchen in Las Vegas homes. Faux Wood Shutters – A Kitchen Window’s Perfect Match For all those things you need from a window treatment, Las Vegas’s best faux wood shutters provide. These are a few things you probably want out of any furnishing in your kitchen: It needs to be moisture resistant. Steam coming off the stove, splashes from cleaning off dishes, or spilled drinks can destroy the appeal of most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are completely moisture-proof, and coated with a protective finish to prevent damage. It needs to be easy to clean. Let’s be real – kitchens get messy. So when that spoonful of soup flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all you’ll need is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to make them good as new. It needs to be easy to use. Need to open your window quickly to let smoke or steam out? Need to put your freshly baked pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are simple to use, and offer full use of your window. Most other window treatments can’t do any of those, let alone all of them. Fabric window treatments such as shades are easy to stain, anything made of wood can easily become warped in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a pain to open or shut in a pinch. Not to mention the fact that faux wood shutters look incredible in the kitchen. With marble, hardwood and limestone countertops at the height of popularity in Las Vegas, faux wood shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as gorgeous as anything you’ll see in a designer boutique. That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are a kitchen window’s best friend. Faux Wood Blinds – Classic Window Treatment For Contemporary Las Vegas Kitchens Plantation shutters are our #1 recommendation for Las Vegas kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing that work in the kitchen. In Las Vegas, faux wood blinds are our runner-up for best kitchen window treatment. Faux wood is usually moisture-proof, so we’re headed in the right direction. Since faux wood blinds also won’t stain, a damp cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Keep in mind that blinds are a little more work to clean than shutters due to the size and number of slats. Also bear in mind that certain blind cords might rot or shrivel after prolonged exposure to humidity, so be sure to ask about the cord material. Faux wood blinds are a great addition to windows right above the sink. In some Las Vegas kitchens, cabinetry or an appliance might block shutters from opening. With blinds, a pull of the cord will open up your view. And their looks? Gorgeous. They may not be as universal as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can pair with other natural materials such as a granite countertop or natural wood cabinets and trim. Common Questions about Kitchen Window Treatments Why don’t you recommend shades or drapes for my kitchen windows? The majority of fabric window treatments such as draperies or shades can easily get stained, making them impractical for a busy kitchen. The humidity in a kitchen may result in some funky smells seeping into the fabric. Do you recommend a certain color for my kitchen shutters or blinds? In a kitchen, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. A solid white or off-white is a great options, as they’ll complement any modern countertops or appliances you might put in down the road. Blacks and browns also work well. Which window treatment do I need if my kitchen window is a casement? If your kitchen windows are casement windows, shutters will still work! We offer shutters with cut-out panels, giving you full access to your window. Which kitchen window treatments are heat-resistant? Polywood plantation shutters are fire-resistant, and won’t show discoloring even from longterm heat exposure, either from the sun or from the range. If I’m remodeling my kitchen, when should I put in new window treatments? Your window treatments, whether they’re blinds, shutters, or shades, will usually be the last part of a remodel. However, it might be beneficial to involve your shutter vendor early in your redesign to coordinate timelines, and better match styles and colors. Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window Treatments Faux wood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most Las Vegas kitchens, but your kitchen might be different. For some personal attention for your windows, set up a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window treatment pros. Call us at 702-850-6619 or use the form below. And for window treatment recommendations for any other room in your house, check out our Total Room Window Guide.