Diy Kitchen Windows

DIY kitchen windows will normally be those that you cover with curtains or blinds, remembering that you need lots of natural light in the kitchen. We're not talking structure when we talk about DIY kitchen windows although structure will inevitably have an effect on DIY kitchen windows. Structure of course relates to the type of windows you have including whether frames are made of timber or metal, or some other material, and whether the windows themselves have panes or are fitted with single sheets of glass.

Having declared that kitchen window projects normally involve curtains and blinds, there is also something to be said for leaving kitchen windows uncovered. This decision will usually be determined by aspects of security and privacy. Being able to close curtains or blinds also adds a certain intimacy and cosiness to the kitchen.

So what are your normal DIY Kitchen Windows choices?

When it comes to curtains, it's usually best to opt for short curtains that end at the window sill. Alternatively you could go for cafe curtains that cover just a portion of the window. You want to avoid elaborate curtains, because they simply aren't practical in a kitchen setting. Curtains will blow about if the window is open and so they do tend to get dirty. This is why many people prefer blinds. Here there is a fairly wide choice, from bamboo and bamboo or grass lookalike blinds (normally plastic) to slim, easy-to-clean Venetian blinds, roller blinds and even more elaborate, Austrian blinds. You can make your own curtains and fabric blinds, and buy the other types off the shelf or have them made to measure.

And if you don't want a covering on windows in the kitchen, there are a few other ideas to consider. For example you might fit shelves across the window and position plants decoratively, at the same time blocking a clear view inside. Otherwise you could change the glass in the window and have patterned glass that obscures what's inside, but still lets the light in. Or hang curtains and keep them open all the time.

One thing to remember is that if you make your own curtains or blinds you will save money and that's what DIY's all about. So do take this into account when you're planning your DIY kitchen windows.

 

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