The kitchen is a room with constant moisture, heat, and mess. In order to stand up to these elements, you should consider top down/bottom up kitchen window shades for their great durability and excellent ventilation. Window shades in the kitchen are all about function. If you have window shades with top down bottom up you can get as much ventilation as you need while still maintaining some level of privacy and light control.
Both cellular shades and pleated shades are well suited for the kitchen and come with top down/bottom up options. Blindsgalore offers a great selection of these top down/bottom up kitchen window shades in a wide range of colors from all the top brands.
Keep in mind that top down/ bottom up kitchen shades have two operating cords with one on each side of the shade. Sometimes this can appear messy or cluttered. If you want a cleaner look consider these shades with a cordless lift system as well.