Blinds can be a fantastic option for a stylish and practical window covering; allowing you to control the influx of light, alongside providing privacy and another dimension of style to your space. But selecting the right style isn’t always as simple as it seems; we spoke to the team at Blinds2Go for expert advice on how to pick the perfect blind…
Real Wood is best avoided in damp or humid environments as it can stain, warp and even twist over time. There are some fabulous and realistic looking Faux Wood blinds available which have the look of real wood but are suitable for bathrooms and kitchens.
When choosing a fabric blind avoid cotton, linen and silk, which can also rot, fade or shrink in moist environments. Instead more suitable materials are Polyester, Glass Fibre and Viscose. There are a variety of unusual and beautiful fabrics suitable for kitchens and bathrooms which have a far greater longevity than natural materials.
Blinds are a more practical choice than curtains in both kitchens and bathrooms as they can generally be cleaned with a damp cloth and warm soap water without having to be taken down and washed.
Any type of blind can be used in bathrooms and kitchens but the popular choice is roller blinds as they can be pulled up, out of the way of splashes and stains and window sill items, whilst still providing shade from the sun as well as privacy. And being bright and colourful, they add an accent colour or pattern into a generally plain environment.
If your kitchen or bathroom has lots of sunshine or bright light coming through the window then Venetian or Vertical blinds are a good choice as they are excellent at directing away bright sunlight yet still allowing light into the room.
If your bathroom or kitchen windows are overlooked then another option to consider is a Bottom Up blind. Day and Night bottom up roller blinds from Blinds 2 Go are an ideal choice as they keep you and your things private while still allowing light to flood in from the top.
Polymer Shutters are also a great choice for bathrooms as they are waterproof and do not rot, twist or fade like wooden shutters kept in a humid environment. Blinds2Go have two great ranges of shutter blinds which are uniquely constructed from an advanced polymer materials which is virtually indistinguishable from painted wood, they won’t warp, crack or fade and in addition have superior heat and sound insulation and are virtually indestructible!…
For the ultimate in waterproof and even showerproof window blinds choose PVC roller blinds. The Splash range from Blinds2Go is designed from the ground up as the perfect solution for kitchens, bathrooms and even wet-rooms! They are designed for use where the blind is likely to get wet and can even be used right next to the shower.
If your bathroom or kitchen is a particularly cold room or suffers from insulation issues then choosing a Duoshade pleated honeycomb blind to retain the heat is an excellent choice. The double layer of pleated fabric in a honeycomb pattern traps air between the two layers of the blind and retains the heat in the room as well as reflecting excessive heat.
BLINDS FOR ROOM DARKENING
For the ultimate in privacy and room darkening choose a Roman blind with Blackout lining. This blind is a great choice in a kitchen diner or open plan kitchen where room darkening is required as well as being a great decorative choice in a polyester fabric.