Probably the most functional room there is in a house is the kitchen. This is the room where you prepare all your meals and is full of hard metal pots, pans, and other hard surfaces like the kitchen counter, the sink area and more. In such a setting like this, window treatments are the only way to add some softness to the room to help balance out all the hard features of the kitchen with the softness of the fabric of window curtains and its calm colors and beautiful patterns. Let’s go through the basic purposes of window curtains and other treatments in your kitchen.
First and foremost, the window treatments in your kitchen are there for decoration. Kitchens can look very dull, but with the right treatments, you can make the room look a little prettier. Liven up the atmosphere by making use of curtains that have wild patterns or you can also make the setting a little more calm by using treatments that have a cool color and minimalist patterns. Go with colors that you think will look good in your kitchen, they are decorations after all, but I wouldn’t recommend using white. What you accidentally splatter some sauce on the area?
The second purpose of having kitchen window treatments is to add a sense of privacy. Let’s say that you go in to your kitchen early in the morning in your underwear to get a cup of coffee and then realize that everyone outside has a clear view of you through your kitchen window. This is why you should also consider the curtains for their ability to make the room a little more private and prevent the neighbors from seeing anything embarrassing. If you want to prevent people from outside seeing you but still want the sunlight to come in, considering getting some cellular or roller shades.
The third purpose of getting window treatments in your kitchen is to help control the light that is coming in. Imagine trying to cook something in the morning and then suddenly, the light from the sun causes you lose control of the pan or the spatula which could send the hot tool or burning oil right at you. In addition to that, the sunlight that comes into your kitchen could damage the kitchen flooring and your prized wooden table. Window treatments that can help you with this include cellular shades and solar shades. If you really want to be in control of the amount of sunlight that comes in, you can use shutters that have slats that can lessen the light coming in.
Once you know all about getting kitchen window treatments and for what reason, you should also be knowledgeable about maintaining them and keeping it clean. Since the window treatments are in your kitchen it will be susceptible to any sauce splatters and it will also absorb any oil that is cooking so you will have to clean in on a daily basis. Kitchen window treatments that are left dirty may develop certain smells which you do not want.