It’s challenging to find the right blinds or shutters for your kitchen, bathroom and laundry. You need to find something that is stylish, suits the rest of your home but can withstand the harsher, wet environments. Blinds and shutters in wet areas must be resistant to moisture and damp while meeting the same basic needs such as privacy, light control and durability.
Choosing the wrong furnishing can mean having problems like mould, fading, damage and quick deterioration. It’s worth doing your research to find the best options for your wet areas or consult an expert for advice. Below we look at different types of blinds and shutters and whether they’re suitable or whether you should avoid them.
The most important consideration when selecting wet area blinds is to avoid fabrics like cotton because they are highly susceptible to mould. If you can feel humidity in the air from the shower or cooking activities, that moisture will cling to fabric blinds, making them damp. This can then develop into mould and having mouldy window furnishings is bad for a variety of reasons.
Not only does mould quickly destroy fabric materials, it can also cause serious health problems, especially if you’re asthmatic. Inhaling mould fragments or spores can inflame the airways, causing nasal congestion, wheezing, chest tightness, coughing and throat irritation. Prolonged exposure to high levels of indoor dampness can affect lung function and lead to chronic health problems such as asthma.
Timber Shutters and Venetian Blinds
Steer well away from wooden blinds and shutters in wet areas as they’ll only absorb moisture and quickly buckle and break.
However, if you do love timber shutters or venetian blinds or have a wooden interior theme running throughout your home, you can still achieve a consistent feel by opting for wooden-look options.
You can get quality polymer shutters and blinds that have a wood look but are capable of withstanding environments with high humidity, heat or sun.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds
Aluminium shutters are another great option for wet areas. They are both beautiful and practical. They are easy to operate, allowing for superb light control and privacy while also being very easy to wipe clean and maintain.
With a wide range of colours, finishes and slat widths to choose from, you can transform your wet area into a style that is completely your own, while ensuring the moisture in the room will never damage or reduce the lifespan of your blinds.
Quality Blinds and Plantation Shutters in Sydney
If you’re interested in getting plantation shutters in your home, contact the team at iStyle Shutters for a free consultation.
We’ll work with you to find the perfect custom solution for your home and promise 100% quality, design and satisfaction. Get in touch today!