While cabinets, appliances and utensils are certainly the most important aspects to look at when improving the functionality of your kitchen, don’t forget aesthetics! Window treatments can be a huge help to getting the exact look you’ve been hoping for in your kitchen remodel, whether you’re going for sunscreens, blinds, curtains, shades or shutters.
- Visual appeal. There are a lot of options available, including curtains of all lengths, the various shades and textures of rollers, many colors of shutters and numerous styles of blinds. If you’re looking for a fresh, breezy feeling, you’ll probably want to look for light colors or patterns. If you want something a bit more sophisticated, try wooden shutters or blinds.
- Light control. Keep in mind that direct exposure to sunlight can harm furniture, wooden floors and fabrics, as well as dull finishes and dry out leather. Therefore, you want window treatments that give you greater control over the light entering the room. How much direct sunlight comes in through the window and the extent to which you are worried about it harming your possessions are two major factors in determining the kind of window treatment you’ll opt for.
- Privacy. Do you have kitchen windows that face a neighbor’s house, a sidewalk or the street? If so, your window treatments will also help to give you some extra privacy, especially at night when you have the lights on. You could simply get a sunscreen that allows you to still look outside while views inside are blocked. Otherwise, shutters, blinds and more opaque curtains are all options.
- Maintenance. Chances are you don’t want a window treatment that is going to require a lot of maintenance or cleaning. You’re likely to have issues with food or oils splashing on your curtains or blinds at some point, so any kind of window treatment you get should be one you can easily clean regularly without much hassle.
For more tips relating to window treatments during your kitchen remodel, contact us at Three Week Kitchens today!