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5 key considerations for selecting kitchen & bathroom blinds

1.Light & Privacy Control

When selecting the most suitable type of blinds for the bathrooms in your home, the level of privacy in which they provide is a vital factor. To protect your family from exposure, complete privacy control is required. Frosted glass is commonly used, however at night with the light on, clear outlines of figures are still visible from the outside.

2. Humidity

The bathroom is the one area in the home that gets very humid, with a steamy shower causing havoc especially to natural timbers that absorb the moisture in the air. Window coverings made of this material can also warp and bow causing problems with light control and closure, which also ultimately affects privacy. Bathrooms should be well ventilated as humidity may promote the growth of mould.

3. Heat

If your kitchen windows are anywhere near a hot zone, ensure that the heat transfer will not cause damage to your window coverings. Excessive heat may cause the blinds to bow or warp.

4. Splash Zone

If the window sits behind the sink, another point to be conscious of is the depth of your windowsill. For products such as shutters, be mindful that the height and distance of the tap will not interfere with the tilting of the louvres or the opening of the panel if you wish to access the window.


The final measure for your window coverings should take place after tiling and window reveals are complete. This ensures 100 percent accuracy of the order, especially for window coverings which are custom made-to-measure such as Luxaflex PolySatin Shutters.