Contemporary Kitchen Window Treatments for San Jose Homeowners10/08/2015Curtis Orton With regards to looks and practicality, the best kitchen window treatments are faux wood shutters or faux wood blinds.Why are those two great for kitchens? Faux wood shutters and blinds are the window treatments that can best stand up to the messes and humidity of most kitchens, all while giving you stylish looks and privacy.See how shutters and blinds stand up to the heat, and stay in the kitchen in San Jose homes.Faux Wood Shutters – Your Kitchen Windows’ Best Friend Just about anything you could want out of a window treatment for your kitchen, San Jose’s best faux wood shutters offer. Think about what you need from any kitchen furnishing:It should be moisture resistant. Steam from boiling pots, splashes from cleaning off dishes, and spilled beverages can spell disaster most window treatments. Faux wood shutters are 100% moisture-proof, in addition to their protective coating and finish.It needs to be easily cleaned. It’s a fact – kitchens get dirty. So when that tomato sauce flies toward your window and onto your shutters, all you’ll need is a wipe with a slightly wet cloth to get them back to their original shine. It needs to be easy to operate. Want to open your window in a hurry to let steam from dinner escape? Need to put your freshly baked pie on the window sill to cool? Shutters are easy to use, and still let you have full use of your window.Most other window treatments don’t offer any of those benefits, let alone all of them. Fabric window treatments like drapes can easily stain, any real wood window treatment can mildew in a humid room like the kitchen, and metal blinds can be a hassle to open and close in a pinch. Oh, and did we mention that plantation shutters look amazing in the kitchen? With quartz, hardwood and slate countertops at the height of popularity in San Jose, plantation shutters give your kitchen a look that’s as beautiful as any designer’s best work.That’s why Polywood® plantation shutters are your kitchen windows’ perfect match.Faux Wood Blinds – Elegant Window Treatment For Contemporary San Jose KitchensPlantation shutters are our #1 pick for San Jose kitchens, but they aren’t the only thing that will work. In San Jose, faux wood blinds are our second pick for best kitchen window treatment.Faux wood is usually going to be water resistant, so we’re headed in the right direction. Since faux wood blinds are also stain-proof, a wet cloth will get them looking pristine again after a mess. Keep in mind that more blind slats will mean more surface area to clean compared to shutters. Also bear in mind that certain blind cords might mildew or shrivel after constant exposure to humidity, so ask your window treatment provider about the cord material.Faux wood blinds are a great addition to windows above the sink. In some San Jose kitchens, an appliance or extensive cabinetry might block shutters from opening. With blinds, a pull of the cord will open up your view. And their looks are gorgeous. They might not be as versatile as Polywood shutters, but faux wood blinds can easily match other natural elements such as a marble counter or hardwood cabinets and trim.FAQs about Kitchen Window TreatmentsWhy don’t you recommend shades or drapes for windows in the kitchen?The majority of fabric window treatments like draperies or shades can easily get stained, which means that they’re impractical for a busy kitchen. The moisture and humidity in a kitchen might also result in mildewing.What’s the best color for my kitchen shutters or blinds?In a kitchen, we recommend a neutral color. A solid white or near-white is a great options, as they’ll complement any modern countertops or appliances you install in the future. Earthtones also work well.it may be beneficial to involve your shutter company early in your redesign to coordinate timelines, and better match styles and colors.Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams With Better Window TreatmentsPolywood shutters and faux wood blinds are what we recommend for most San Jose kitchens, but each kitchen is unique. For some personal attention for your windows, schedule a free in-home consultation with one of Sunburst’s window treatment pros. Call us at 408-831-3373 or use the form below.And for window treatment recommendations for the rest of your home, check out our Total Room Window Guide.