Call Us 0116 277 9024
Arrange a home visit
Fraser James Blinds

How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Kitchen

Home » Blog » How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Kitchen

How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Kitchen

If you love cooking and baking, you know that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house. In fact, it’s likely to be the heart of your home. That’s why it makes sense to put as much thought and care into its design as possible—and there are few things that can add a sense of style or pizzazz to an empty space, like beautiful kitchen blinds! 

What features should you look for in kitchen blinds? 

Easy maintenance

It’s great if you can keep your blinds looking brand new without having to spend hours cleaning them every week—this means they’re easier on your time and energy levels too! You want blinds that are easy to wipe down and won’t stain easily. You also don’t want anything with a lot of frills, so you can wash the flat part of the shade rather than having to worry about getting every little bit of it clean (like with ruffled or pleated shades). 


Most people don’t think about this when choosing something for their kitchen, but blinds get a lot more wear and tear from being used daily than other types. The best ones should be durable enough to last through years of regular cleaning and washing.

Light control

 Having control over how much light gets into your kitchen is essential. The blinds you install should allow natural light to filter through them while maintaining privacy in the kitchen. In addition, the blinds should keep out harmful rays during sunny days to prevent fading and damage to your kitchen furniture. 

Heat Control

In addition to helping you control light, blinds can also help you control heat. You may have noticed that it gets really hot when the sun streams in through a window with no blinds. But if you put up some blinds and turn those windows into slats of wood or plastic, then the sun’s rays are blocked out by the material, and your room stays much cooler. This is especially useful for kitchens where temperatures tend to run high because of all the appliances like ovens and stoves that generate a lot of heat inside them. 

Here are our top choices:  

Roller Blinds 

Roller blinds in a kitchen

Roller blinds are a popular choice for kitchen window dressings. They’re easy to use, can be pulled up and down, and can be opened and closed with one hand. 

They offer a completely compact and practical window dressing solution with an extensive range of colours, designs, patterns, and fabrics to cater to all tastes.

Roller blinds can be as simple or as creative as you wish; you can keep things clean and contemporary with solid colours and straight lines, or you can opt for a striking combination of scallops, braids, and exotic patterns. The choice is entirely yours with made-to-measure roller blinds from Fraser James Blinds.  

Venetian Blinds 

Venetian Blinds in a kitchen

Venetian blinds are another excellent choice for kitchens and are certainly the most versatile on the market.

Venetian blinds are a series of stacked, two-inch-wide horizontal slats connected by cords or strips of fabric. To adjust the blinds, you pull the cords to rotate the slats or bring them together and up.

Venetian blinds offer complete control of sunlight entering your kitchen. Since they have a light and slim profile, Venetian blinds are ideal for small windows and doors. 

The blinds come in various colours and styles to match your kitchen decor. In addition, Venetian blinds have versatile and hard-wearing features that make them suitable for use in almost any space. 

Duette Blinds 

Duette Blinds on Patio Doors

Duette blinds are ideal for privacy and light control, precisely what you need in your kitchen.

Duette blinds (also known as “honeycomb blinds”) provide excellent insulation for kitchen windows. When there’s excess heat in the kitchen, the blinds reflect the heat to bring a cooling effect into the room. During winter, or when it’s cold in the kitchen, day and night blinds trap and retain heat, making the kitchen warm and comfortable.

As you would expect from Fraser James Blinds, our Duette offerings are available in a generous range of colours and fabrics. So, when it comes to customisation, you really are spoilt for choice. 

Vision (Day and Night) Blinds  

Vision Blinds


Vision Blinds are popular for kitchens because they’re easy to clean and stylish. Characterised by their two-layer design and excellent light control, Vision blinds, also known as day and night blinds, are the perfect choice for those looking for best-in-class in privacy and glare protection. 

However, Vision blinds aren’t just functional, they look great and come in a variety of different styles and colours too, so you’re bound to find something to suit your particular tastes.

Fraser James Blinds can supply and install made-to-measure Vision blinds at fantastic prices. We offer a free home visit too, so if you want to get a feel for some samples in the comfort of your own home, we can make that happen.  

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux wood blinds in a kitchen

Seeking the warm, natural look of wooden blinds without the expense or maintenance? Faux Wood Blinds are the perfect alternative to the real deal, offering the same earthly aesthetic without the risk of warping.

Faux wood blinds are moisture-resistant and made from durable polymer materials, which explains their extended longevity. They are easy to clean, and their versatility makes them a popular window treatment for kitchens or any room in your home.

All our faux wood blinds are made to measure for a perfect fit for those seeking a warm, natural look. 

What blinds should I choose?

There are so many different types of kitchen blinds that it can be hard to know where to start.

If you have done some research but are still struggling to decide on the right style of blinds for you, try our blinds finder quiz. Simply answer a sequence of questions, and we recommend a style of blinds to suit your needs. Alternatively, you can also use ourblinds comparison tool to quickly compare the features of different kinds of blinds. 

Top quality Blinds in Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, Nottingham & Derby

We believe every kitchen deserves the best possible quality when it comes to blinds, and here at Fraser James Blinds, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect blinds for your home at the best possible price.

We supply and install a range of bespoke, custom, made-to-measure blinds to complement any theme, decor, or taste. Whether you’re in need of stylish Roman blinds or roller blinds, or require blinds to neatly fit your Patio Doors, look no further than Fraser James Blinds.

To arrange a free home visit in Leicester, Coventry, Northampton, Nottingham & Derby, or the surrounding areas,contact Fraser James. 


By clicking "Accept All Cookies", you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, assist in our marketing efforts, and for personalised advertising.

More Information Accept All Cookies