The kitchen may very well be the most important room in the home for getting your window treatments just right. We spend so much time in the kitchen – at all different times of day from early morning to the peak of afternoon and on into early evening when the sun tends to blast angularly through western-facing windows. If there’s a time of day you seem to avoid the kitchen, it may very well be a subconscious aversion to being in the space because it’s too hot, too bright or too dark. Depending on the orientation of your kitchen, there’s a good chance you have varying needs for mitigating sunlight there to keep the space comfortable, cool and welcoming. Your kitchen should be a place where guests can pull up a chair and sip a glass of wine, kids can do homework, and meals can be prepared without anyone squinting, overheating or worrying about temperature, humidity or any of the inevitable environmental factors typical in the heart of the home.
There are many products perfect for improving the view in your kitchen, but you’ll want to consider functionality, versatility and materials, as well as style. Here's an overview of our favorite window treatments ideal for kitchens, and don’t forget to use the special discounts when ordering: 10% off all purchases: CODE 1305CH, and please see all the other promotions as well.
Café Curtains by smith+noble® can complement any color scheme in your kitchen. This generations-old staple of kitchens and breakfast nooks is making a respectable comeback in contemporary style. Café Curtains, with their clever combination of tiers plus a fabric valance, provide needed privacy while allowing in natural light. smith+noble® offer two Café styles: versatile Hidden Tab construction that lets you hang your curtains any of three ways; and airy Café Sheers featuring classic Rod Pocket styling.
Solar Shades can allow you to see outside, but still offer light control. We’ve completely re-tooled our Solar Shades to offer you more styles and materials than ever. smith+noble® technologically advanced Solar Shades cut glare and dramatically reduce UV rays that cause fading of countertops, flooring and artwork, not to mention melting of pastries and over ripening of fruit. But the great part about solar shades is that you can see out through them clearly even when lowered, so whether you’re monitoring the kids or simply watching the birds as you cook, your visibility is uncompromised. In sun-facing rooms you’ll appreciate the way they reduce heat transfer from outside, adding to your comfort while lowering AC bills.
Durawood Blinds by smith+noble® are a perfect solution when you want the wood look without the worry of water damaging your blinds. If you love the rich look of natural Wood Blinds but need an easy-to-clean, durable window blind perfect for the kitchen – or any room where you do wet work: bath, basement, garage or laundry room – smith+noble® Durawood is a terrific option. Durawood Blinds come in our most popular 2" slat size, and are available with enhancements like decorative ladder tape.