Light Up Your Life

Jun 10, 2022 | News

A bright, well lit kitchen is a pleasure to work in and an attractive place for friends and family to gather. Even if you are fortunate enough to have many windows in the kitchen, there are a variety of kitchen window treatments that provide both privacy and shade

Here are a few window ideas for you to consider:

Shutters add architectural interest to a room. They can cover the entire length of the window or just the bottom half, and louvres moderate light and heat as well as providing privacy. Wooden shutters can be varnished or oiled to bring out the beauty of the wood and look great when they complement the colours of cabinets or other elements of the room. Practically, painted shutters are also easy to clean.

Blinds come in a wide range of fabrics, colours and patterns that can blend into your kitchen scheme. They work well over messy work areas because they can be rolled up out of the way when needed. During the heat of the day they can be pulled them down to block sunlight, and at night they provide privacy. Styles such as Roman blinds and curtains are appealing because they’ll introduce softness to a space that’s filled with hard materials.

Café Kitchen Curtains
Café curtains are a classic style for kitchens. Café curtains work with many decorative schemes, including country, casual and industrial. They are often hung in the lower half of a window providing privacy without blocking light. Traditionally they are checked suiting a more traditional style or rustic country kitchen look but they can be made of any pattern and material. For a formal look, try a neutral, solid colour that complements the colours of the room. Dress them up with metal hooks and a matching rod, such as stainless steel, nickel or brass. For a romantic look, try lace or sheers.

If your windows are double-glazed, if the view of your garden, both in daytime and lit at night, is fantastic, and if you’re not overlooked, why not leave your kitchen windows undressed? In a period room with lots of decorative detail you can easily get away with this. In a contemporary room with lots of hard surfaces, beware of the echo and consider adding a rug and some soft furnishings to absorb sound.

Whatever your preference, we’re sure we will be able to help you find the right solution for you!

Have a great weekend

Clinton and Fiona