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Kitchen Window Treatments: Tips from Experts

by WTMarketingPros

08 18, 2022 | Posted in Education | 0 comments

Kitchen windows get a lot of attention, because people hang out in the kitchen together, they cook and clean in the kitchen and it completes your decor if you choose window treatments to complement your other items in your kitchen, whether it is your cabinets, countertops, or molding. You have several different styles from which to choose for your kitchen window treatments. It does matter where your kitchen windows are located as to which types will work best for you. Some window treatments don't hold up as well as others if your kitchen window is above your sink.

Top 5 Kitchen Window Treatments

  For kitchen windows, the top 5 choices of window treatments are window shutters, solar shades, woven wood shades, faux wood blinds, and Roman shades.

Window Shutters

Window shutters are quite formal looking in their appearance with wide louvers on them. You can tilt the louvers to let some sunlight in, or you can swing the shutters open to the sides of the window to let natural light into your kitchen with an unobstructed view of the outdoors. Shutters are not ideal for a window over your sink, unless you choose faux wood instead of hardwood shutters. Faux wood is treated so it resists warping, breaking, splitting, and yellowing over time and they are excellent choices for humid areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens. You can have your shutters painted or stained in the color you desire and they will last you a lifetime without the need to replace them.

Solar Shades

Solar shades are a type of roller shade that has a screen-like material on them to allow light into your kitchen windows, but they also block out the heat and UV rays of the sun to keep your kitchen cooler. You have many choices in the opacity of solar shades to let a little bit of filtered light in or to allow a lot of sunlight in your windows. You still maintain a great view of the outside world when they are closed, but people on the street and neighbors can't see inside your windows. You can raise and lower your solar shades to allow a specific amount of light into your kitchen. Solar shades can be easily cleaned with soap and water, so they are a good choice for over the sink.

Woven Wood Shades

Woven wood shades have an earthy feel to them, which is considered very casual and they pair very well with coastal or beach-themed kitchens. They are made from bamboo, jute and other grasses that are woven together to make a sheet of woven wood and they operate as a roller shade does. The tighter the weave, the less light that can come in your windows. The color palettes are shades of browns, greens, and other natural colors as well. They add a lot of personality to a white kitchen or a neutral color to make your windows more dramatic. You can raise and lower your woven wood shades to any height you wish.

Faux Wood Blinds

Faux wood blinds are a great choice for kitchen windows because if water happens to splash on them, it won't harm anything and if a messy spot of food or drink splashes on them, you can merely wipe it off with a damp cloth. Faux wood blinds are treated with the same products as faux wood shutters so they are long-lasting and very durable. You can also have them stained or painted in any color you choose to match your decor seamlessly.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are made of fabric and this gives you an almost unlimited amount of fabric weights, solid colors, patterns, and a lot of styles. Patterns and stripes can make your kitchen feel light and graceful to add sophistication and flair to your windows. If you have a window over the sink, you will want to choose an easy-care fabric for your Roman shades. If they get something splashed on them and spot cleaning isn't helping, you can take them down and soak them in warm soapy water in the bathtub and scrub them gently with a sponge. Rinse them out very well and lay them on a flat surface to air dry for a few days before hanging them back up.

Let's Start Shopping for Kitchen Window Treatments!

You can match your kitchen window treatments to just about any item in the kitchen that you like the most. They can match your walls, flooring, countertops, molding, or cabinets in color to fit in with your main color palette. At Window Works Studio, Inc., our highly talented designers have over 20 years of experience in making windows shine with window treatments in Jamestown, NC. We offer a FREE in-home consultation and help you make the best decision for your windows while giving you a lot of different choices. Contact us today to get started on beautifying your kitchen with shades in Jamestown, NC!  

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Designing Custom Window Treatments for Multiple Rooms

by Amy Meinecke

04 06, 2020 | Posted in Education | 0 comments

Have you struggled to come up with the right window treatments for each room in your home? You want to have a consistent look throughout the home, yet be able to address the individual needs for each space and the individual styles of those living in the home. In this Summerfield, NC home, we took on the task of designing multiple window treatments throughout. We considered the privacy needs and individual style of each space, as we assured a consistent flow through the home.  

Drapery for Child's Room

In this customers son's room, our client wanted window treatments that would grow with him. Choosing something neutral, and character free helps to accomplish this. These drapes were made in a fun neutral horizontal stripe, that can easily be transitioned into teenage decor. These custom curtains were made with a blackout lining, and designed to close across the windows, providing a room darkening option for quality sleep. During the day, the drapery can be opened to let in lots of light for play. Son's Custom Drapery  

Drapery for Guest Room

In this guest room, we selected Helser Brothers custom iron hardware in a French pole style. This style hardware is sleek and stylish in its simplicity. The drapery are fabricated with a soft linen fabric complimented with a simple, taupe colored tape trim along the leading edges. This style of trim adds interest and pulls color from the room to the neutral drapery.

Window Treatments for Teenagers

In the customer's teenage daughters room, we designed custom, black out lined roman shades. The crisp white linen fabric is spiced up with a colorful woven trim along the bottom to coordinate with her fun, vibrant bedding. The trim is hand-sewn, so it can be removed and changed to a different color and style in the future, if desired.    

Master Suite Window Treatments

Elegant and functional drapery were called for in this master bedroom. The room had light colored bedding and lovely blue wall. Our job was to select fabric to compliment the existing colors and style, while providing room darkening for sleep. We chose the same white linen we used in the other bedrooms and featured a tape trim banding that incorporated the pretty blues from the room. The drapery was made to close across the window and because we used a blackout lining, provide room darkening when needed. Once again we used custom iron hardware by Helser Brothers to make a statement and provide consistency through the house. For the master bath, we used Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades. Their semi-opaque liner keeps the room light while still providing privacy. The fabric was chosen to compliment the room without distracting from the stunning copper tub! Master Bedroom Master Bath It is possible to highlight personal style, while addressing functionality and the aesthetic of the home. Choosing to have custom window treatments gives you so many wonderful options.                      

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