Kitchen window treatments can be tricky to choose. Since the kitchen is typically one of the most used and hardest to keep clean areas of the house, the window treatments that you choose must be easy to keep clean. Below, you will find a few ideas that could help you choose some window treatments for your kitchen that are easy to keep clean and beautifully unique.
Above the Sink
Many sinks have windows directly above them. These windows will get splashed with wash water, with food as dirty dishes are tossed into the sink and who knows what else. For this reason, the treatment that you choose must be easy to keep clean.
Consider Installing a Wooden Box Valance – This is one of the best options for dressing up a kitchen window above a sink. It will give you a stylish touch and will be very easy to keep clean. Not only is it up and away from most of the mess, it is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
Cotton Valances – Sticking with a valance is probably going to be the easiest way to keep the window treatment clean, but it must be easy to wash. Choosing a cotton valance will allow you to toss it in the laundry when it needs cleaned and hang it with little issue.
Shutters – If the window above your sink is easy for your neighbors to see in, you probably want a way to keep their wondering eyes out of your kitchen. Consider installing shutters. You can find them in various shapes, sizes and colors to look perfect in your kitchen. Just be sure that any wooden shutters you choose are finished so that the water from the sink doesn't damage them.
Around the Kitchen
Windows that aren't above the sink won't suffer as much exposure to the mess of your kitchen as the one above your sink will, so you have many more options to consider.
Don't Go Too Long – If you want long drapes, don't buy them too long. The kitchen floor is cleaned often and if the drapes are too long, they will get wet when you clean the floor. They could also become discolored on the bottoms from the day to day traffic bringing dirt into your kitchen.
Choose Washable Fabrics – Save the fancy fabrics for your living room and bedroom. The kitchen is no place for fine silks that need to be dry-cleaned anytime something dirties them.
Talk with a window treatment expert like Snyders Shades & Shutters to find more great ideas for window treatments for your kitchen.