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Choosing Blinds For Damp Atmospheres


There are some important things to consider when choosing blinds for the kitchen and bathroom. The conditions in these rooms vary somewhat from the rest of the house, so it is important that care is taken to choose suitable blinds. Hence, it is not just the aesthetic appeal that is important, but also the durable and maintenance of these window treatments.

When it comes to designing the appearance of a bathroom or kitchen, it is a common mistake to apply the same rules to these rooms as the other rooms in the house. The practicality is that the both the bathroom and the kitchen have different requirements to just about any other room. Consider hot showers and baths, or boiling kettles and simmering saucepans. This creates a hot damp atmosphere that the window blind will have to be able to cope with. Not only must the blinds be able to provide the necessary appeal and avoid privacy, but also be able to withstand the conditions. That is why you get blinds and then you get kitchen blinds and bathroom blinds.

When the decorating work is being carried out, due consideration must be given to using the necessary water repellent and water resistant materials. This holds true for everything that is a part of a bathroom or kitchen decoration and especially true for the blinds. As previously discussed, a prime factor when considering the decoration is the often-damp nature of the room and so it is advisable to avoid using heavy fabrics as window treatments. In no time at all the substantial and probably expensive fabric pieces can circum to mildew and decay.

There are three basic choices that exist when choosing blinds for a bathroom or kitchen. Firstly, aluminum blinds are ideal for bathroom settings. Obviously, these types of blinds will not be overly affected by any dampness in the atmosphere. Additionally, aluminum blinds are available in a large selection of designs that will blend perfectly with any design strategy.

The second option are the so called faux wooden blinds or imitation wood blinds. As wood is a far from ideal choice for the kitchen or bathroom, while at the same time being the preferred choice of blind, a demand has arisen for a realistic imitation of the classy wooden blinds. These types of blinds are becoming more and more popular and are happily cheaper than their wooden counterparts.

Having said that, the third choice is in fact the wooden blind. It is possible to employ this type of blind as the preferred solution, however, it is imperative that the wood actually used in such blinds has been properly treated with appropriate water resistant fluids.

In the end, there are many options available when it comes to decorating the kitchen or bathroom. The blinds mentioned here are all readily available on the market and can all be used successfully as the ideal window blind for the bathroom or kitchen.

Garry John is a regular contributor to home improvement sites such as window blinds and conservatories.


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