Decorating any room requires a large amount of thought and consideration, and this is never truer than in the case of the kitchen. There are a number of safety risks in a kitchen that aren’t present in all the other rooms in the house, which means a number of other factors must be taken into consideration when purchasing window treatments.
Roller blinds are perhaps the safest choice when it comes to kitting out your kitchen. Whilst curtains are a very popular choice throughout most homes, they are simply impractical for use in a kitchen mostly due to the way they hang. The number of hot equipment and naked flames that could potentially be used in a kitchen means that there is a huge risk of curtains being blown into the path of a hot stove and catching fire.
On the contrary, roller blinds do not run this risk as they are securely fitted tight to a wall, meaning there is very little chance of them being blown around by a gust of wind. Similarly, they can be rolled up and raised totally out the way which means that any risk is 100% eliminated before it even has the chance to develop. This is also particularly handy when it comes to saving space.
If your kitchen is particularly compact, then roller blinds are a sensible choice as they can be rolled up and out of the way. Curtains, on the other hand, are thick and can protrude from a window – taking up a large amount of room.
It’s not unusual for families in smaller homes to double up their kitchen and use it as a dining room too. If this is the case, then window treatments are even more important than usual as they will need to be used to create the right mood and let the appropriate amount of lighting into the room.
There’s nothing worse than being absolutely blinded by sunlight whilst eating a meal, yet there’s something not quite right about eating without any natural light in a room. Roller blinds allow diners to control this and allow the perfect amount of light to seep into the room.
When decorating your windows, it’s extremely important to consider practicality as well as visual appeal. Whilst curtains may be up your street, they pose a wide range of risks in a kitchen that could prove to be costly. Roller blinds provide you with a much safer option and don’t take compromise the visual appeal of your windows either.