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Before deciding which curtains, roller blind or shutter to get for your newly decorated kitchen, it is important to consider the hazards involved. For instance, the kitchen is the one room in the house where the most dangerous equipment is kept and hazardous accidents occur. The type of window treatment you decide to go for will have its pros and cons but it is important to weigh them up properly before making your final decision.
Although curtains are viewed as the most attractive choice for a kitchen, they also can cause serious problems. Apart from the fact that they collect a lot of dust and will be susceptible to grease stains, they are also flammable. The fact that a lot of electrical and gas equipment is used means that the chance of these curtains setting alight is more than doubled. All it takes is a slight gust of wind and the fabric can catch the gas hob and disaster strikes.
The most convenient widow treatment to use in the kitchen is roller blinds. This is because, as their title implies, they can be rolled up, keeping them clean, tidy and out of harm’s way. Because the blind is fitted to the window frame, the room for movement is largely restricted, whereas curtains have the potential to catch fire on a naked flame in the cooking area.
The variety of roller blinds available is huge and every taste and household is sure to find the right design and colour to suit them. Although the majority of blinds come in plain designs, this does not take away from their appeal. They can add a touch of sophistication to your room whilst helping you remain safe and assured.
Because these blinds come in different fabrics and materials it’s easy to find one that suits your home. For instance, if your kitchen is part of your dining room as well it is important to set the right lighting. The blind can be rolled all the way down, covering the whole window, or half way, offering dimmed lighting or all the way up to ensure a bright and welcoming feel. Blackout roller blinds can also be purchased which completely block out any outside light when pull all the way down. These are particularly popular with night workers, new mothers and those living on brightly lit streets. Bamboo is a favourite for kitchens. This is because they are not only pretty and good for the environment but they are also the easiest to clean; an immense advantage in a room such as the kitchen.
When decorating any room within the home, remember to thoroughly assess the implementations of fitting certain window treatments, especially the kitchen.