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Treat Those Kitchen Windows

Now, a kitchen isn’t a super private place like a bathroom, and more than often looks on to nothing other than the back yard so it doesn’t need frosted glass or permanent closed blinds for privacy. But it is nice to have the option to cover the window for night times or if you go away or of course the floor cleaning mop dancing, plus it finishes the window off on the inside giving it a more aesthetically pleasing look.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m very fond of my kitchen window. It’s the one window in the house I can legitimately stand in for some time and nose right down the road onto my neighbours. Although recently  I realised this means they can nose right back at me and my fantastic floor cleaning mop dancing routine, and decided that it is time to get a window treatment sorted.

There are many options for Kitchen Window treatments; all perfectly good when used the right way and here are a few of them:

– Pleated shades or venetian blind style are a great option as they let in light even when closed for privacy. The slightly sheer material is also available in a variety of colours to suit whatever is already in your kitchen. They are easy to use and attach to most window frames and generally inexpensive.

-Interior Wood shutters, great for country style kitchens. You can paint them in any colour to match your current decor or sand them down to give a distressed aged look. Leaving them open the majority of the time will frame your kitchen window nicely, while if the suns too bright in your eyes you can close them for some relief.

– Wooden Blinds. If your kitchen window does receive the glare of the sun throughout the day and you find you are blinded by it whenever you go to wash the dishes…then buy a dishwasher. Or install some horizontal wooden blinds; with these you have the ability to tilt the glare away from your eyes while not losing all of the natural daylight from the room completely. Also most have the function to be pulled right up so the window is uncovered most of the time. They are a very sleek choice, great for fitting in with modern kitchens.

Metal Blinds or Vertical Blinds work in a very similar way to the wooden ones but have that extra sleek and modern look, especially if in chrome or gun metal grey.

– Curtains are of course another option. Here you are free to pick any material you think will best suit your kitchen and they can be as minimal or a fancy, as bold or as discrete as you like. Also the choice of curtain pole will give your kitchen that extra little detail.

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