Kitchen Window CoveringsFinding the right window coverings for your kitchen can help liven up the space. But kitchens are often a challenging area to decorate and require special consideration. When it comes time to choose the perfect window coverings for your kitchen, two important questions to ask are: (a) how are my kitchen windows used, and (b) where in the kitchen are my windows located.
ABOVE THE SINK
Kitchen windows located above the sink will need special attention to ensure you select the right window covering. Splashing water and steam can cause warping and damage in blinds made of real wood. Fortunately, faux wood blinds and solar shades are durable alternatives. Faux wood blinds have the benefit of being moisture-resistant and can be cleaned without fear of water damage. Faux wood blinds also have the look of real wood at a much lower cost. Solar shades are another attractive option, as they are water-resistant and antimicrobial, ensuring your window coverings stay clean of mold and germs.
MAIN NATURAL LIGHT SOURCE
If there is only one window in your kitchen, it’s important to keep it as open as possible to maintain natural light coming into the room. Window coverings that are lightweight are ideal. If your kitchen being visible from the outside is not a concern, sheer shades are a very attractive option. Sheer shades will give your windows a sophisticated appearance without blocking all of that desirable natural light.
FACING THE STREET
If your kitchen faces towards the street or is in the front of your home, you’ll likely want window coverings that provide privacy. However, just because you need privacy doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to see outside or have natural light come into the kitchen. Certain solar shades provide some privacy from those outside (especially during the daytime) while also maintaining your view. Top down/bottom up shades are able to keep the bottom part of your window covered while keeping the top open to let in sunlight.