The holiday season is a time for taking a well-earned break, catching up with family and friends – and for many of us – cooking up a storm in the kitchen. The kitchen is often called the heart of the home, and for good reason. It’s synonymous with sustenance and a place where family meals, holiday feasts, birthday cakes and warm cups of tea are all lovingly prepared.
The kitchen is possibly the most used room in the house and often the most profitable one to renovate, when it comes to maximising resale value. More so than almost any other feature of your home, the quality of your kitchen holds potential to make or break a sale.
Since kitchen renovations naturally tend to focus on the big-ticket items – like ovens, stoves and dishwashers – it’s easy to overlook the aesthetic and functional benefits of good window furnishings. Kitchen windows provide views to the outdoors while permitting a flow of natural light inside. The right furnishings add an aesthetic element while regulating the light and privacy in your kitchen.
Is it high time your kitchen windows had a revamp? Here is a brief guide to five of the most effective window treatments you can use to brighten this essential room.
Frame Your Kitchen Windows in Luxurious Roman Blinds
For an infusion of timeless beauty, it’s hard to beat Roman blinds. Their soft, flowing fabrics create an elegant frame for your kitchen windows when stacked, and they can be lowered for privacy, insulation and light reduction as required throughout the day.
Roman blinds are also extremely versatile and can be customised in a wide array of fabrics and colours to suit traditional and modern interiors alike. Given the current design trend towards bolder colours, patterns and textures, these blinds offer a perfect opportunity to exercise your creativity and personal style. Matching pelmets are also available.
Embrace the Light and Breezes with Polyresin Shutters
Ideal for evoking a coastal, Hamptons-inspired feel, plantation shutters are an enduring style icon that offer privacy and security while making the most of the natural light. Our Alto polyresin shutters are unaffected by moisture or humidity, making them easy to clean and perfect for windows around sinks and wet areas.
The strength and durability of these stylish faux-wood window furnishings will ensure they stand the test of time, and they are also backed by a generous 10-year structural warranty for your peace of mind.
Budget Friendly Venetian Blinds Offer Functional Elegance
Venetian blinds are a simple and affordable yet still visually effective option for furnishing your kitchen windows. Polyresin venetians offer timber-like aesthetics with the added benefit of moisture resistance, making them easy to wipe clean with soapy water when required.
Like shutters, venetian blinds allow you to maximise control of the natural light in your kitchen and to adjust for extra privacy when required. Venetians can also be neatly rolled up out of the way when not in use, and are available in a range of colours.
The Simple Practicality of Roller Blinds
Understated, minimalistic and discreet, roller blinds are a simple yet highly effective furnishing that works well on most kitchen windows. Their slim profile ensures they’re a good fit in tight spaces, while their length can be customised to suit smaller windows.
Roller blinds are available in a range of plain and patterned fabrics to match your décor, and come in three different opacity levels to offer differing degrees of privacy and light filtering.
Curtains Add Colour and Softness to Your Kitchen
Granted, curtains may not be an obvious choice for styling your kitchen windows. However, the rise of grandmillennial interior style has seen boldly patterned textiles take centre stage, and curtains are a perfect way to introduce some colourful fabrics into your kitchen while giving a nod to the charms of yesteryear.
For windows situated over the kitchen sink area, try billowy sill-length sheers for an added touch of softness, light filtering and daytime privacy. Choosing washable fabrics is a great idea wherever the curtains are within range of splashing from sink water and cooking liquids.
The right curtains can truly transform your kitchen while providing an array of practical benefits. As well as their obvious privacy and light blocking functionalities, curtains can help to insulate your windows from unwanted summer heat to keep you cooler as you cook. Our curtains are all made to measure and can be customised from a broad range of fabrics to suit your personal design tastes.
Do Your Kitchen Windows Need a Makeover?
We’d love to help! Simply give us a call on 1300 077 125 or get in touch online to book in your free measure and quote. We’ll bring our mobile showroom to you, and help you select the perfect treatments to suit your kitchen windows.
We take pride in the quality of our products, which all come with professional installation and generous warranties. Our customer-first policy includes good old-fashioned service and exceptional prices all year round. Interest-free finance is also available.