Choosing kitchen shutters: What to consider

The Shutter Store 5/29/2019 11:17:33 AM Home Decor and Design, Shutter Styles
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Kitchen shutters are the perfect touch to any kitchen remodel. With custom style options to fit any style of décor, from cottage style to modern, wooden plantation shutters offer privacy, light control, and elegance. Here are a few pointers to design the perfect kitchen shutters.

Why choose shutters for the kitchen?

  • Shutters offer flexible control over the amount of light in your kitchen.
  • You can swing or bifold your shutter panels open fully to maintain full view and light entry into the kitchen.
  • You can keep your panels closed, raising and lowering the louvers to control exactly how much light comes through.
  • Cut down on afternoon glare and keep out extreme hot and cold temperatures by keeping your shutters closed.
  • Shutters are easier to clean than blinds or curtains
  • And with our UV protectant and sealant, they are guaranteed not to yellow or fade over time.

Which shutter style is best for kitchens?

A popular style for kitchens is café style shutters, which cover the lower portion of the window, and still allow plenty of light to come through from the upper portion. Café style gives you the freedom to cover as much or as little of the window as you’d like. Measure up to the lower 1/3, the center, 2/3 up your window, or to hide any natural divide or obstruction in your window. Full height style offers full privacy and light blockage. A mid-rail in a full height shutter adds flexibility to control the upper and lower louvers independently. Tier on tier style splits the panels, so that the upper and lower tiers can swing open and closed separately.

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Which material is best for kitchen shutters?

The kitchen is a room prone to splashes, spills, grease splatters, and smells that may smell yummy but that you don’t want lingering in your home. Our Affordable Fauxwood and American Polyvinyl ranges are waterproof shutters, and they are super easy to clean! Just wipe down with a damp cloth, and you’re done! Opt for a hidden tilt rod for an even more streamlined look that’s even easier to wipe down than the traditional central tilt rod. If your kitchen window is right behind a faucet, don’t worry about any splashes, but do consider opting for bi-folding panels, so they can fold away from the faucet rather than swinging towards it.

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What color shutters looks best in a kitchen?

Choosing just the right color to compliment your kitchen can be tricky! Of course, you can’t go wrong with a stunning white, that brightens up the room and compliments any décor. Whether your cabinets are painted, or stained, a white shutter can blend right in or offer a striking contrast. Stuck on choosing a color? Order up to 4 free samples, and hold them up to your cabinets or appliances to see what looks best! If you are feeling more bold, or want to add a pop to a more neutral tone kitchen, check out our Designer Collection or ask us about custom color matching.

Still not sure where to start? Send us your “before” picture, and we’ll help you design the perfect “after”! Our friendly shutter experts are just a call away for tips on measuring, design, or placing an order. Let’s get cooking!




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