Creative Ideas For Your Kitchen Windows

The kitchen is the unsung heart of a home.  It is much more than the location for the creation of amazing meals.  It is the place where the family begins the day over breakfast, the spot where kids work on their school projects and the room where guests gather to chat while grabbing chips and dip to distribute or to help with the dishes.  It is the default gathering place.  Beyond selecting appliances, the best way to create flair in the kitchen is by figuring out the window solutions that match your needs and your style.  The key is to remember the purpose of the room and the unique challenges that exist there. Don’t be intimidated by the process. With Budget Blinds of Long Branch, it is easier than you might think! 

As large kitchen appliances are generally black, white, cream or stainless steel, the best way to pull in a splash of color is in your window treatments.  If your backsplash is neutral or metallic, a bold fabric shade in an exotic print becomes a focal point.  This works unusually well with a roman shade, as it folds up at the top when raised completely and is flat when lowered. The low profile design is brilliant to showcase colors and dramatic prints.

Another benefit of fabrics is to soften and round out the hard surfaces that comprise the kitchen.  Find additional places to use the fabric to lend some continuity without overpowering the space in a matching vibe.  Barstool and chair cushions, wall sconce shades and even matching the window treatment fabric to a pet bed that is at home in the kitchen makes the room even more inviting.  Prints with a touch of yellow add sunny warmth, although the possibilities for letting your imagination run wild are absolutely endless.

Since windows are normally located above sinks and stoves, a cordless shade is an absolute plus.   Long cords can be a nuisance, dipping down into the garbage disposal, hanging dangerously near burners or just tangling around sink fixtures.  Cordless top down/ bottom up cellular shades are a wonderful option.  They can be lowered or raised from either direction, allowing you to control the view or the sunlight as you like. Their unique look lends a modern touch and is extremely popular in Long Branch NJ.

If your kitchen faces out on the street, consider shutters for added curb appeal.  Since the kitchen is a high moisture zone, composite shutters are an excellent and affordable alternative to real wood shutters.  They can stand up to moisture and they won’t warp or fade. As they are naturally cordless, shutters are a fantastic solution.  Wider slat sizes are preferable as cleanup of kitchen grease buildup is fast and simple.  You’ll love the upscale look. This timeless option never goes out of fashion.

Let your inner designer dream of the possibilities that your kitchen can become.  At Budget Blinds of Long Branch, our design pros can help you unleash your creative side. Call us and we’ll bring the showroom to your home. Together, we can make your kitchen the heart of your home.