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Faux Wood Blinds for the Kitchen

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Faux wood blinds are an economical way to get the look of wood blinds in the kitchen for a fraction of the cost. Real wood blinds have a tendency to warp over a period of time in rooms with a high moisture content like kitchens, so if you are keen on having wood blinds as kitchen window treatments, faux wood blinds are a good alternative.

These cheap faux wood blinds are far less expensive than traditional wood blinds so they are easier on your decorating budget and a great solution in a high humidity room like the kitchen. They have the look and feel of real wood without the higher price tag.

You have 2 choices when it comes to selecting faux-wood blinds. You can buy ones that are made from 100% pvc material, which are actually a bit heavier than real wood blinds. Or there are fauxwood blinds made from composite material – part wood and part pvc. These weigh less than the 100% pvc faux wood. The wood tones in these emulate real wood blinds beautifully.

Faux wood window blinds are an asset to use in the kitchen not only because they won’t warp or crack; they also give you total control over the amount of light and privacy you desire in this room. With the simple manoeuvring of the slats you can let in as much or as little light as you wish.

They are usually available in a limited color range that covers browns, whites, beige, cream, orange, neutral and wood grain. These should cover most of the wood or wood stains that you already have in your cabinets, flooring or bench tops.

If in doubt as to whether they are close enough to the color you desire, some online blind stores like justblinds.com and selectblinds.com make it easy for you by offering free samples so you can see if they are a good match to your existing wood furnishings and fittings.

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Most of the popular brands like Bali, Hunter Douglas, Graber, Comfortex and levolor faux wood blinds all offer a good selection of both the 100% pvc and composite blinds. You can usually get 2 in faux wood blinds or 2 ½ in blinds; the wider slats giving the look of the more expensive plantation shutters. Some brands also give you the choice of flat slats or arched slats

You can also choose the type of woven cloth tape you’d like to have on your faux wood blinds, or instead of the tapes you may prefer the system where they have no holes; they use hidden ladders behind the slats.

The standard faux wood blind usually comes with a built in valance but some manufacturers give you the choice of having a specially made valance for the top, giving the blinds a more stylish finish.

Amazon have these 2″ faux wood blinds available which come in white, cherry, neutral, or alabaster. All the hardware is included; it comes with a valance and these blinds can be mounted either inside or outside the window frame.

Faux wood blinds are a durable and long lasting alternative to real wood blinds, as the material they are made from offers resilience to fading, cracking and warping. They usually have high UV ratings so they won’t fade from direct sunlight hitting them. Cheap faux wood blinds are easy to care for as they are fully washable. Just wipe over with a damp cloth or for more soiled areas, use a damp cloth with a little detergent on it. They should give you many years of use as a high quality kitchen window treatment.