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Four reasons to have shutters in your kitchen

When it comes to the kitchen, window dressings can be a bit of a conundrum. Naturally, you want the option to be able to close your window but what do you then do about cooking smells that linger on curtains and stubborn grease marks that tend to settle on blinds?

If you haven’t already been introduced to the wonderful world of window shutters, they could very well be your saving grace. Although they may not necessarily be the first thing that springs to mind for this area of the house, shutters actually work fantastically well in the kitchen for a number of reasons.

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They’re waterproof

Every time you turn the oven on, boil the kettle or cook on the hob, your kitchen is exposed to a lot of moisture. The last thing you want is damp curtains which could become mouldy if there isn’t enough ventilation (https://www.hygieneexpert.co.uk/kitchen-mould-prevention-removal.html).

One of the many great features of window shutters is that you can opt for a waterproof option for areas of the house such as the kitchen and bathroom. Waterproof shutters can easily withstand environments where they’re exposed to high levels of moisture so you don’t have to worry about warping or mould forming from excessive dampness.

If your property does suffer from damp, you can find out more on the Which website which has lots of useful hints and tips: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/damp/article/guides

You can open the window without compromising on privacy

It’s great to have the option to open a window when you’re cooking put this can be quite off-putting if your kitchen is located at the front of the house and passers-by can see into the room.

With shutters you get the best of both worlds because you can adjust the slats to let in as much fresh air as you like while ensuring that nobody can see in. This is ideal if you don’t want cooking smells to linger, if it’s getting too hot because of all the cooking appliances or you want to prevent condensation forming.

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They’re easy to keep clean

Kitchens can be hard work to keep clean and grease-free so the last thing you want to have to worry about is dirty or sticky window dressings. Curtains and blinds can be incredibly difficult to maintain in the kitchen because curtains need to be taken down to go into the wash and it can take forever to clean in between each individual slat with your blinds.

Shutters offer a much more practical solution for this area of the house because they can be cleaned very easily with a damp cloth and you don’t have to take them down to do so. Not only does this ensure that your shutters stay looking great, they’re also far more hygienic because you don’t have to worry about germs and bacteria lingering on them.

They look great

Aside from all the practical benefits, shutters look stunning in any home and can therefore help to transform your kitchen if you feel it could do with sprucing up. Not only do they look great and add character to the room, they also act as a real design feature which you never have to worry about going out of fashion.

 

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