Here are some ideas and tips we implemented designing window treatments for a kitchen in Burr Ridge IL:

 The client’s vision was to create valances for the bay window and the window over the sink in her beautiful, traditional kitchen. She wanted to keep most of the window exposed to let in plenty of light and to see the full expanse of her nicely landscaped yard. She wanted the valance fabric to incorporate the color of the wood window frames and the colors of the kitchen countertop, which she absolutely loves. Because the design of the home is very traditional, an inverted pleat style with scalloped bottom edges was chosen for the valances. The valances were designed with longer side cascades, and tassels were added at the tip of each cascade to add a touch of elegant detailing. To achieve a bit more sophistication to the overall design, an insert made from the contrast fabric was placed between the pleats. The result is a warm, cozy, welcoming kitchen that is appreciated not only by all members of the family but also by the many friends who visit the home.

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  • Decide on the color scheme, pull the colors from your countertop, tile, or the finish of your cabinet.
  • Decide on what style you prefer, traditional, modern, or contemporary.
  • Make sure to use a valance over the sink window and not draperies to keep soil and grease from getting to the fabric,
  • Nowadays motorized shades are the choice for over the sink windows, imagine, asking Google or Alexa to lower or raise the shade without having to dry your hand to do that manually!
  • Consider sliding panels, Luminette, or vertical wraps instead of the outdated, out of fashion verticals.
  • If you have a nice view, make sure not to block it with curtains, use valances instead. If privacy is a must, you can use shades that can be lifted or lowered as needed.

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