Curtains in kitchens aren’t the brightest idea.

Grease, dirt and dust are all magnets for fabric. Shutters, on the other hand, are a safe and practical solution for kitchen windows and glass doors. They not only look clean, they stay clean. What’s more, you’ll be able to make your morning cuppa with passers-by peeking in.

Our shutters can be made to fit most types of kitchen doors, too. Bi-folds. French. Sliding. Custom made with a unique track system, the shutters can fold back fully or slide open to suit your style of door.

Kitchen Track Shutters
  • Crafted with care
    Our full range of kitchen shutters are crafted by the best in the business and made to last.
  • Top-notch materials
    Manufactured from superior and sustainable materials. We’ll tell you the price, you choose the material.
  • Complementary colours
    Available in a wide range of traditional and custom colours.
  • Configurations
    We’ll build your shutters any way you want them, for windows and doors. Typically, we recommend our Lancaster range for kitchens, made from a robust and wipeable MDF.

Give us a call to book a free home survey and we’ll talk you through all the options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are shutters suitable for kitchens?
While not the most traditional choice, shutters can be fantastic for kitchens, offering a unique blend of style, practicality, and functionality. But there are a few things to consider before whipping up a batch of shuttered windows in your culinary haven.

Here’s the scoop:

  • Light and privacy control: Adjust louvres to control sunlight during busy mornings or create a cosy ambiance for evening dinners. They also offer privacy from prying eyes, especially for ground-floor kitchens.
  • Easy cleaning: Opt for smooth, wipeable materials like PVC or MDF for effortless cleaning of splatters and grease. Bonus points for being low-maintenance compared to curtains!
  • Ventilation champions: Tilt the louvres to let in fresh air and keep the steam at bay while cooking up a storm. No more stuffy kitchen blues!
  • Insulation boost: Shutters add an extra layer of insulation, potentially helping regulate temperatures and reduce energy costs.
  • Aesthetic appeal: From sleek modern styles to charming café options, shutters add a touch of timeless elegance or contemporary flair to your kitchen.

Which shutter is best for the kitchen?
Here’s the shortlist:

  • PVC: Affordable, durable, easy to clean, and moisture-resistant. A practical and budget-friendly choice.
  • MDF with water-resistant coatings: Offers a wood-like look with added protection against moisture and grease.
  • Treated wood: Opt for naturally moisture-resistant woods like teak or cypress for a classic touch, but be prepared for higher maintenance.

Café-style shutters are particularly popular for kitchens, allowing light control and privacy while keeping the lower half easily accessible for cleaning.

Can you put shutters on a kitchen window?
Absolutely! As long as you choose the right material and consider placement near potential splash zones, shutters can enhance your kitchen’s functionality and style.

What are kitchen shutters?
They’re basically shutters specifically designed for kitchen environments, with materials and features that withstand the heat, humidity, and occasional splatter that comes with culinary adventures.

Remember, careful planning and material selection are key to enjoying the benefits of shutters in your kitchen. Embrace the light, ventilation, and style they offer, and cook up a winning combination of functionality and elegance in your culinary haven!

Bonus tip: Consider pairing shutters with blinds or roller shades for extra blackout potential and easier cleaning in case of major splatters.

More About Kitchen and Dining Shutters

As one of the UK’s leading choices for bespoke plantation shutters and wooden blinds, Riverside Shutters offer a superb range of highly elegant yet stylishly sophisticated window and door shutter systems for the kitchen and dining area. The safe and practical alternative to curtains and other window coverings, our premium quality kitchen shutters are made to measure and they are also easy to clean.

When choosing a plantation shutter for the kitchen, the choice of materials that the blind is constructed from can make a huge difference in terms of performance. The team at Riverside Shutters personally recommend using our Lancaster product range which is built from MDF. This exhibits superior strength and can simply be wiped with a damp cloth or a feather duster for cleaning purposes.


Whether you are looking for a contemporary window cover for your kitchen at home, or you run a restaurant, a bed and breakfast or a gym, our custom made plantation shutters can be built to fit any shape, size or style of window. If you are looking to maintain an excellent level of privacy and security and you want an advanced shutter system that is easy to use and maintain, we can provide a free home survey whilst showing you samples of the most appropriate wooden shutter blinds for your needs.


One of the most popular choices for those looking to enhance the overall look of their kitchen interior design scheme with our plantation shutters for doors and windows is the full height style shutter. They cover the entire height of the door or window where they are fitted and can also be left open or closed at either side, independently.

Another option is the café style shutter, which only covers the bottom half of the window. Although this leaves the top half of the door or window without a shutter, the look is becoming increasingly more commonplace and is currently en vogue with many home and kitchen owners.

Somewhere between the two is the tier on tier shutter system. This consists of two blinds, stacked on top of each other. This allows you to close the shutters on the lower or upper half of the window separately, or leave all the entire window blind fully opened or closed.

Riverside Shutters, We are here to help…

Call Riverside Shutters today on 020 3126 4984 and our friendly, knowledgeable team will be here to help with all your questions. At the same time, why not arrange your free home survey?