Okay, you’ve put custom blinds up all over the house and now you want to put them up in the kitchen. First off you have to realize that the kitchen is a totally different situation than the rest of the house. You generally want a lot of light in the kitchen so you will want to use custom blinds that do not keep the light out and help you make use of natural sunlight by allowing it in. You may also want to consider going with wide blinds as opposed to narrow ones.
Another way the kitchen differs from the rest of the house is traffic. The kitchen is probably the most heavily used area in your home and therefore needs almost constant cleaning. When thinking of custom blinds for your kitchen you should bear this in mind and choose custom blinds that are easily cleaned. Custom blinds with a wood look to them are a choice for many people, particularly those who have a country theme in their kitchen.
You also want to be sure that the window is set high so that the possibility of food splatter on the blinds is lessened. If this is not possible and for example, you have a window near your range, then make sure that you get a very durable set of blinds that can be easily cleaned and are not subject to melting or warping from heat.
Custom blinds look good anywhere in the home but they look especially good in the kitchen where as I said earlier you want to make use of all the natural light possible. If you decide to go with wooden blinds they can be stained to virtually and color you desire and really make for a rich look in any kitchen. They are also extremely durable and long lasting.
Using custom blinds in the kitchen is not only safer than drapes and curtains but will also give it a cleaner and classier look. The prices for these types of blinds are not outrageous and you can get the look you are after without having to mortgage the home.
Some final things that you need to consider before ordering your blinds pertain to safety mainly. If you have pets and small children in the home you want to be concerned with the length of the strings that are left hanging down. They could get wrapped up in them and choke. Be sure to have a plan of action for keeping them out of reach. If you want to go with a little higher quality custom blind you can choose blinds with a remote control that will eliminate the need for the strings at all.
Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find more about vertical blinds and wood blinds at http://www.windowblindsandshadesonline.com.
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