Window coverings room by room: Kitchen

If you're interested in new window treatments for your home, there are many factors to consider that go well beyond your personal aesthetic. Depending on the area of the house you're tackling, you may have to prioritize certain elements of your window coverings over others. Today, we'll discuss a few window treatment challenges that apply to the kitchen.

What does your kitchen mean to you? Is it a gathering place for family and friends, or is it more utilitarian? The overarching function of this space can say a lot about which blinds, valances and other coverings would be most appropriate.

If you often make elaborate dishes at home that are prone to spatter or emit enticing (and pervasive) aromas, then the maintenance level of your window coverings may be a deciding factor. It may not be the most glamorous, but the difference between tossing your drapes in with the laundry now and then and making regular trips to the dry cleaner could be enough to tip the scales.

"The material makes all the difference in how easy it is to maintain your window treatments," notes Better Homes & Gardens. "For example, you can simply launder and rehang fabric valances and curtains, and you can wipe down vinyl blinds, solar shades, and shutters with soapy water."

Issues like privacy, light moderation and overall design are also major factors in this decision, which can make what was seemingly a simple choice all the more complicated. For help determining the best window coverings for your Victoria home, why not book an appointment for our drapery specialists to come evaluate your space? At Ruffell & Brown Window Fashions, we offer everything from luxury drapes to affordable blinds, so we can find the perfect treatments to suit your style and price point.