If you’re giving your bathroom or kitchen area a new look and need to find new window blinds, you won’t be hurting for options. Yet, because there are so many different blinds to choose from, it can be hard to know which will work best.
Should you go with wide-slat blinds, mini-blinds, or macro-blinds? Would wood or faux-wood work best? What type of blinds can be installed on kitchen bay windows? Do they make blinds for skylights? All these questions and more will probably come up.
Here to help guide you through the best options is our Houston window blind company. The first bit of advice we’d like to share with you is to consider the materials the window blinds are made of in addition to how they’ll look.
Window Blinds & Humidity
It’s normal to start thinking about aesthetics when you’re looking to dress your windows, but in these rooms, it’s important to consider whether or not they’ll warp or get damaged by moisture. Bathrooms and kitchens generate a lot of humidity which can create damage and mildew.
Your best option for highly humid areas is to look for a vinyl or faux-wood blind that’s moisture and mildew resistant. These products are made to resist warping, bowing, sagging, and mildew.
Finding Blinds for Kitchen Bay Windows
Bay windows can really be beautiful but it isn’t always easy to properly fit them with window coverings because of the angles involved. You’ll want to make sure there’s enough room on the sides for the blinds to function correctly.
Pay attention to whether the blinds are marked as inside mount or outside mount and choose the right type for how you want to mount them on the window. For instance, if your windows are framed with wood molding or a little wall space, you’ll want to preserve how the bay windows look by installing inside mount blinds. If there’s no space and no molding to speak of, outside mount blinds will look and work best.
The Best Blinds for Small Bathroom Windows
Tiny bathroom windows can look really garish if you install wide slat blinds on them. If you walk into the room and all you see is a beautiful wooden blind, the design of the room isn’t properly balanced. Instead, you’ll want to choose a mini-blind or macro-blind that balances out the look of the bathroom.
Motorized Blinds for Kitchen or Bathroom Skylights
Did you know they make window coverings for skylights? Your best option for your kitchen or bathroom skylights is a motorized blind that you can control with a hand-held remote or by using your smartphone. Motorized blinds are a custom product that’s specifically made the fit the size of the skylight and is installed on a track system.
With the right choice, you’re kitchen or bathroom windows will look amazing yet be fully functional and long-lasting. If you need any help choosing window blinds in the Houston area, contact Plantation Shutters Houston to set up a free design consultation today!