Kitchen Curtains – Narrowing Down Your Choices
Finding the right style of kitchen curtain needn’t become a major headache, as long as you put a bit of effort into defining what you want from them. In this article we will explore the main considerations that need to be taken into account when choosing a curtain style for your kitchen, we’ll be looking at the four most common styles of kitchen curtain, and we’ll discuss briefly where you can find good deals on window coverings for your kitchen.
It can be a daunting task trying to find the perfect window covering to suit your needs. One thing that will help to narrow your search is to define the level of privacy that you need in your kitchen. If you are lucky enough to be in a situation where people cannot see through your kitchen window, then you are going to have a lot more options available to you. Another consideration you should contemplate is the amount of sunlight you want entering their kitchen. Some people love the sunny airy atmosphere of a kitchen in full sunlight, while others prefer to be more shaded. It really comes down to personal preference.
The most basic style of kitchen curtain that you can get is the single or double panel. This is just one length of material that is hung from a rod and covers the entire length of your kitchen window. This style gives the greatest amount of privacy and shade from the sun, but is considered to be the least attractive option.
Another style is the “cafe curtain”. This refers to the style of curtain that covers the bottom half of the window. This style was popularised in restaurants and cafes (hence the name), and provided patrons with the privacy they desired while dining, while still letting light into the room. This same benefit applies to your kitchen when using these curtains.
Some people decide to only install a valance on their window, which can be quite a striking effect in the right situation. If your kitchen faces the sun at particular times of the day, this style of covering can give you enough shade to stop the direct sunlight from coming through, but gives you zero privacy.
Finally, you can combine the charm of the cafe curtain with that of a valance that will give you both privacy and shade, and still allows you to see through the gap between the two.