Who doesn’t love the look of wood? It seems to bring the feel of the outdoors inside. It can make a home even more homey and comforting. Wood blinds provide a classic look that can leave you feeling good about your home. Are they great for every room? Well, not every room perhaps. Why not? Read on.
Rooms with Heat and Humidity
Kitchens and bathrooms are typically warmer rooms out of necessity. One is used for cooking, which often comes with heat and the other is used for bathing, where, again, heat is needed. In kitchen areas, appliances also put off an amount of heat, such as a dishwasher or water boiling on the stove, not to mention all those delicious foods baking in the oven. Heat is just a natural by-product of being in the kitchen during meal preparation and clean-up. Running bath water or showers is going to mean utilizing heat and creating steam and humidity as a by-product there as well. Heat and humidity can both cause wood to warp and crack over time. What’s the solution?
Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds are here to save the day because they have the same look as “real” wood blinds, yet they are not as sensitive to moisture damage from heat and humidity issues. Another benefit of faux wood blinds is their cost; they are typically less expensive to purchase than real wood blinds. They are also easier to clean as you can just wipe them off with a damp cloth, or if they need a rinse with a hose, they are completely resistant to water so no damage will be sustained. Being resistant to moisture and heat, they will also wear better under sun exposure for a longer period of time. They are known to be durable and long-lasting, and they can be purchased in a variety of colors that can help you strategically enhance any room’s décor.
The blinds and window coverings in each room are a very important part of your home’s overall appearance. They serve many useful purposes; make your choice with care to get the most for your money.