Kitchen Window Treatment
window treatment has many variations: from window blinds and shades to
draperies, so you can choose the one you like the best. But speaking about
kitchen, there are some limitations also.
First of all, where is the window located? If its far from the stove or the sink - say, in dining area, you are less limited in choices. You can select blinds, shades or draperies and dont worry much about possible damage from high temperature and moisture.
if the window is close to a stove or to a sink, consider a window
dressing that is resistant to heat and humidity. Many window treatment
companies add these features to their products and you can easily find them on
the market. If the window deep enough, you should better install inside mount
blinds or shades. It will give a neatly look and will be more safety for the
window closed to a stove.
shades and horizontal window blinds are more convenient as kitchen
window treatment then draperies, because they usually can be moved by pulling
them up or down, and not to sides of the window, like draperies, where they may
interfere with kitchen items and appliances.
practical choices among window blinds for kitchen windows are
vinyl and aluminum mini blinds.
They have moisture resistance and are easy to clean.
If you like a look of wooden blinds, consider
their kitchen friendly alternative faux wood
blinds, which are more practical there. You can choose from vide
variety of colors and styles and can find really realistic looking examples.
You can choose also vertical blinds, though
many people dont like them because of their outdated look. However, vertical
blinds will be a practical kitchen window treatment if you have wide window or
sliding door in your kitchen.
For interesting and finished look you can add decorative fabric valance
to your window blinds.
Other variations of kitchen window treatment:
Roman shades a charming window
dressing that gives a feeling of elegant drapery, but has the benefits of
window shades. Roman shades can add a touch of style to almost any kitchen.
Bamboo shades may be great if you have
contemporary or oriental interior style, but, like wood blinds, they are not
very practical for kitchen windows, which located close to a stove or to a
Roller and pleated shades create a
neatly look in the room and are easy to clean. They can be a nice choice for
your kitchen window if you like this style of window treatment. Many people
think they are boring. Well, it depends on your taste and the style of your
kitchen. Plain roller or pleated shades look more elegant in some interiors
that any kind of a fashionable window dressing.
Draperies look great with sliding doors and
French doors. But again, if you want them for window that is
near to a sink or a stove, consider short draperies made from heat resistant
fabric or café curtains instead.
If privacy and light blockage are not among your priorities in the kitchen,
you can limit your kitchen window treatment by hanging cornice or valance for
the finished look.
A creative variation: put a decorative shelf above the kitchen window -
you can place on it small decorative items and get an additional lighting by
installing under cabinet lighting on the bottom of this shelf.
When choosing the color for your kitchen window dressing, you would
definitely look for something that goes well with the rest of the interior.
Keep in mind though, that dark colors absorb a large amount of light, while
light colors reflect the sunlight. It can be an important point for you to
consider, especially for the kitchen that is small, or that doesnt have enough
light in it.
Some lucky men have bow or bay
in their kitchen. Its not only gives an additional charm to their interior,
but also provides an additional space, which is always very helpful in the
kitchen! If you have such a window in the kitchen, you can use this space for
many purposes: arrange there your collection of pottery for example, use it as
an additional room for your kitchenware, or even create a mini garden by
putting there some potted plants and flower.
Special kitchen variation: instead of flowers put there potted herbs
such as basil, rosemary, thyme and sage.
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French doors look wonderful even without
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feeling of summer in the cold winter day? Choose suitable floral
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Roman Shades look very attractive in many interiors and match almost
every interior style, but they can also ruin the entire room
appearance, if not chosen properly. So be careful when you select
them, especially for the already existing interior.
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decorator. Who said that you cant do it? Sure, you can! And dont
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