Window Dressings for the Kitchen
The kitchen has become the heart of the home in many houses, and families often spend a lot of time here, eating and catching up on the day. So it is important to make this room a bright and private space where all can relax. It also needs to accommodate the practical demands of cooking by providing adequate light and ventilation. All these can be incorporated with the right window treatments.
Plantation shutters work well in a kitchen as the louvered panels can be adjusted to provide adequate ventilation. Whilst cooking, the slats can be opened to allow steam heat or smoke to escape whilst still maintaining privacy. This makes the kitchen a safer and more pleasant environment to prepare meals in, and keeps the room feeling fresh and clean.
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Getting the Lighting Right
There is nothing better than natural light in a room, particularly in a kitchen area. Plantation shutters are excellent used in this room, as they allow in plenty of daylight, helping to create a bright and airy space. Natural light is important when cooking so the chef can carefully monitor the changes in food and adjust cooking times accordingly. Café style plantation shutters work well here as these cover the bottom half of the kitchen window to preserve privacy and allow full light in through the top half.
Louvered shutters can be adjusted to reduce the ability to see in, whilst still allowing light and fresh air to enter. This feature becomes particularly useful in the evenings. As the light changes and it becomes darker outside than it is inside, it becomes easier to see into a room than it is to see out. A simple adjustment to the angle of the louvers will guard against this, maintaining privacy and security.
Kitchens get dirty quickly due to the vapours released from cooking. A material blind or curtains in this room would need to be replaced regularly because of this, so may not be the best choice. Plantation shutters or wooden blinds can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth. This is all that is required to keep your plantation shutters looking as good as new.
For more help in choosing the right blinds and shutters for your home, please contact us. The Bespoke Shutter Company supply and install a full range of blinds and shutters in North London and the home counties, including plantation shutters, solid shutters, cedar shutters.