The kitchen windows and doors are perhaps one of the most important features of the room, allowing access to the natural light that can instantly brighten it, and a view of the garden that makes it a much more relaxing, comfortable space.
Shutters are fast-growing in popularity to give as much of that appeal as possible while maintaining your privacy, but which style works best in the kitchen?
The Natural Look – For Traditional or Rustic Environments
Choosing the material of your shutters is the best place to start if you know what kind of aesthetic you’re going for. For a rustic appeal and a welcoming warmth, choosing natural materials like the solid basswood of the Boston range can make the kitchen feel like the heart of the home that it really is. Perfect for more traditional or rustic environments and full of character.
Polymer Shutters – Perfect for Busy Kitchens
If you have a more contemporary style or your kitchen is constantly busy and you want to make sure the window treatments can handle it, you might want a sleeker, hardier material. MDF, polymer shutters might be the right choice, in that case.
They’re durable, able to take the stress of heat, humidity, and condensation without warping or chipping a lot better than other options. Maintenance-free and easy to wipe clean, they’re the perfect choice for someone who doesn’t want even more work to do in the kitchen.
Large Range of Different Shutter Types to Choose From
Beyond the material, there’s a large range of different shutter types to choose from as well. It’s all about how much control you want over your kitchen environment. If privacy isn’t as much of a concern compared to lighting, then the charm of the café style, panels covering only the bottom-half, might be perfect.
Solid shutters offer a lot more insulation, covering the window entirely. For the most flexible design, allowing a broader range of lighting and privacy, tier-on-tier might be the best option. Consisting of two separate panels, you can operate two sets of louvres, offering the greatest versatility.
Not Just for Windows
There are a few different options for your French or patio doors, as well. Full-height shutters are the most popular option, here, covering the whole panel with great insulation and noise control.
Tracked shutters offer a different kind of control, sliding and folding open, making them perhaps a better option for doors that have more horizontal space, giving you much easier access to the door itself. You can get the best view or focus on privacy by sliding them back and forth as much as you like.
Shutters come in a variety of styles, shapes, and colours, allowing a better fit for any window while offering a versatility unmatched by other window treatments.
Take a look at the shutters we offer and see what solutions we have for opening your kitchen up.