Whether it is cooking or relaxing, the kitchen will always be a unique space. Good kitchens are at the heart of any family meetings, reunions and common activities. When decorating the house, therefore, it is important to ensure the kitchen gets the same treatment as the rest of the house. Unfortunately, kitchen window treatments are often forgotten with so much going on to make the centre island the kitchen’s centrepiece. In this article, we are going to look at how to choose the right kitchen window treatment to give your kitchen more life and this often-neglected area some attention.
Before you can think about the type of window treatment you will get, it is important to think about its size. Getting the right size is as simple as measuring the window’s height and width using a measuring tape.
When deciding the height(length) of the treatment you need, you also need to consider if the window is located over a sink. If it is, water will likely splash on the window treatment, so you should consider getting a shorter or retractable one. For windows above sinks and other areas where water can get on the fabric, window treatments that are easy to wash work best.
Texture and pattern give your kitchen its unique look and feel. Window treatments with striking colours and bold designs are not recommended for houses with an old-fashioned look and feel because they would provide too much striking contrast.
On the other hand, wooden shades will fit almost any kitchen style due to their simple and unique design. Because there are so many designs and patterns available, a good way of selecting the treatment with the right textures and patterns is by looking at catalogues such as those provided by Hillarys Blinds.
The kitchen is a very demanding environment for the kitchen decor you choose. One of the potential problems you have to think about is moisture. The window treatments you choose should be highly moisture-resistant and should not crack or fade under the sunlight.
Due to the environment in the kitchen, you might have to swap or wash the window treatment regularly. This will lead to tear and wear, but this can be mitigated if you buy a high-quality treatment. Also, look into materials that have antimicrobial properties and are dust and moisture repellant. These properties will increase their lives and keep you from having to constantly buy new window treatments.
If you need natural light in the kitchen, lighter sheers will be the better option for you. They also diffuse the sunlight during the day and give your kitchen a unique look.
There is a lot that goes into choosing the best window treatments for a kitchen. Although the style and material of the window treatments used are important, it is also vital to think about your personal preferences and the kitchen’s style, so its decor does not look mismatched.