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Need help with my kitchen window
mazzolla
January 28, 2013 in Polls
I'm deciding on either roman shades, stain glass, or shutters
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Kim Costello
I am a huge shutter fan. They are a timeless classic in my book :)
January 28, 2013 at 6:10PM     
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Stacy Ritchie
shutters is it, very classic and still can see outside, more light at the top of window
January 28, 2013 at 6:13PM     
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flymoma42
I love stained-glass windows but I would not choose them for this kitchen. I think shutters would look awesome, though.
January 28, 2013 at 6:13PM     
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mzlove
shutters first choice followed by roman shade!
January 28, 2013 at 6:14PM     
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Jamie Gifford
Roman shade.
January 28, 2013 at 6:16PM     
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Kathy Carter
shutters IT IS!!....BIg wide shutters
January 28, 2013 at 6:17PM   
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anitajoyce
Shutters or even plantation or mini blind.
January 28, 2013 at 6:19PM   
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Designer Accents
Shutters compliment the style of this kitchen the best!
January 28, 2013 at 6:29PM   
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Jill J. Wallace, Color Redesign
IMO the Roman shade keeps a cleaner line.
January 28, 2013 at 6:31PM     
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jennifergil81
I like the Roman Shade best
January 28, 2013 at 6:37PM     
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tersteve
Roman shade!
January 28, 2013 at 7:05PM     
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trip2fan
The half shutter is a cool idea. The other two options are lame.
January 28, 2013 at 7:11PM   
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IN* D* Ex
Those plantation shutters look pretty but are a nuisance if you want to open them. Not enough space.
January 28, 2013 at 7:18PM   
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jansgirl
If the shade was the type you could lower from the top...I would think it would be fine. I like the option of being able to look out the window with the low shutters
January 28, 2013 at 7:20PM   
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JMH Designs
A relaxed roman would be more practical here. Because your window is small your faucet is in the center of the window pane, you may have difficulties opening the shutters up to open your window.
January 28, 2013 at 7:21PM     
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Stefanie OLsen
Shutters just above the water area will always be splattered.
January 28, 2013 at 7:32PM   
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Jane Turoczy
Roman shade. Cleaning shutters in a kitchen is maintenance.
January 28, 2013 at 7:34PM   
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kckris
I love shutters, but for your kitchen I think Roman shades would be a more complimentary choice.
January 28, 2013 at 7:35PM   
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Drapery and Design by Carlos
Shades would add elegance and softness to your kitchen.
January 28, 2013 at 7:36PM     
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rkblstuve
Window coverings behind the sink WILL get splashed, so I would not recommend fabric. Get something that can be wiped clean. I love the shutters. I'd also consider 2" white faux wood blinds. They look like all wood, but are a combination of wood and vinyl, which can be good for areas that are around water.
January 28, 2013 at 7:37PM     
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sherrycknight
Shutters for sure....clean & crisp looking!
January 28, 2013 at 7:41PM     
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mcbride2304
I just finished our kitchen renovation and considered EVERY option. Shutters were my choice but opening them was very clumsy. I did not want any fabric, roman shades or otherwise...too much upkeep with splashes.I ended up with a solar material flat roman shade. It is textured in the cabinet colors and granite tho little texture...just enough to make it interesting. It has a nice valance, nice folds, no hardware and just pushes up and down by hand. It blocks out an unattractive view

but is somewhat transparent so let's in a lot of light. The solar materials are greatly varied so you could find any color you wanted. I am very fussy, looked for a look time and it is the perfect solution. Simple but tasteful and functional...
January 28, 2013 at 7:47PM     
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joannamato
Shutters. You don't need a lot of room to open shutters. They open like blinds. Shutters are also easy to clean.
January 28, 2013 at 9:00PM   
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Simply Inspired Design
Modern Cafe Drapery?
January 28, 2013 at 9:10PM   
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lauriehorse
First you have to ask yourself what is the purpose of the window treatment? Is it for light control, privacy, shield a bad view or just soften up the hard lines of the kitchen??? The answer to those questions will help me determine the right treatment for your window. These are the questions I used to ask all my customers/ or designers before they chose any type of treatment for any window. As you can see there are endless possibilities to the ideas of treating the window, but answering yhese questions will narrow down the possibilities
January 29, 2013 at 3:10AM     
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Carmen Collins
This is what I have in my kitchen, it allows light to filter through, but still gives you privacy as required. You can choose from a variety of patterns to complement your back splash. The material is water resistant as well.
January 29, 2013 at 4:10AM     
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JMittman Designs
I agree 100% with lauriehorse. Everyone has offered their opinions on choices but you have not told us your needs. That is the first question that needs answered.
January 29, 2013 at 5:56AM     
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mazzolla
I just want to have a finished touch to the kitchen. The window looks out to family room
January 29, 2013 at 7:14AM   
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JMittman Designs
Ok. I think it looks fine as is. I'd lean toward the shutter if you want something on it. I thought I could see another room behind it. A shutter would look good from that view as well. Do you have the space to open them? You could also do one louver as well.
January 29, 2013 at 7:31AM   
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Blinds Direct Canada
I would not recommend doing a Roman Shade over a kit sink or any fabric blinds for that matter. You run the risk of splash ups and you might damage the fabric. A PVC Shutter is a great choice in that space it has a 25 yr warranty and it never goes out of style.
http://www.blindsdirectcanada.com/shutters-toronto/pvc-polysatin-shutters.html
January 29, 2013 at 7:40AM   
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lauriehorse
I would then choose either a valance that frames the window ( not a topper) or a stationary roman in a fabric that compliments the style and colors in the kitchen ( and surrounding areas if it's an open concept room plan)and also coordinates with the family room if it is full view. What I mean by a topper is like a simple rod pocket that becomes an eyebrow and not much of a statement. Alot depends on your budget as to go to a truly custom look or modifying a readymade to look custom. These treatments will add softness to a room with alot of hard surfaces and you don't have to worry about sink splashes. Shutters give a clean look but don't add softness. Also they may not open all the way due to your faucet and also if you want to flip the window to clean both sides from the kitchen inside mounting the shutter as shown in your pic will not allow you to do so. Also shutter frames/stiles do take up the window opening cutting down on some of your view especially when inside mounted. Hope this helps
January 29, 2013 at 7:42AM   
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A New Look Interior Design
If you do shutters do the whole window, you can always keep the top open. The window will look taller not chopped in half!
January 29, 2013 at 9:54AM   
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
I like the shade as it could be up during day and ad the natural light - however, at night I like the window covered as I would use the sink at night quite a bit. The white shade is cute but would get numerous stains after awhile - so the shutters it is however, wouldn't necessarily want them closed all the time either! I am a bit wishy-washy on this!
January 29, 2013 at 10:00AM   
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heiduchi
I have shutters and up stairs rooms I have them still but changed them to vinyl because my wood once are peeling and cheeping and cracking do to a lot of sun, so I would not recommend them in that tips of exposure, I love the roman shades, thats what I will be doing in my Living Room and Dinning, in the kitchen I have a huge window at the sink area and I will be doing a natural fiber of a rolled down shade. Bellow is my kitchen, dinning room, living room doors (curtains for this area) and windows by the front door. I hope this helped :-)
January 29, 2013 at 11:35AM   
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missangel99
2 1/2 faux blinds in white with a decorative valance.
January 29, 2013 at 12:14PM   
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mazzolla
I want to thank everyone who reply for my kitchen. How to finish the window .
January 31, 2013 at 2:20PM     
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jansgirl
If your family room is on the other side of the window and privacy isn't the issue here--then I'd go with the fabic just at the top in a fun geometric print.....and I'd take the glass out so it is more open to the other room.
February 4, 2013 at 7:32PM   
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winterriver
Why do you have a window into your family room? Have you considered removing the window sash, leaving the opening?
February 4, 2013 at 8:54PM   
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brensters
No question about it. Effective solution and instant charm!
February 4, 2013 at 9:02PM   
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Pan Pack
All about shutters
February 4, 2013 at 9:21PM   
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