I have recently taken up a huge project renovating a "man cave", WhAT? Yes you heard it here.... LOL , It will be absolutely gorgeous when we finish with it, so stay tune for pics....... Now back to the kitchen ......
One should make what they want of their kitchen, of course with some advice and instructions from experts, this living space can be beyond compare.
I particularly prefer both blinds ( for privacy) and valence for the cuteness or sophistication it can add.
The following articles give an idea on different window treatments for kitchens, one of the articles is so original it will blow you away.......
Reference: Better Homes and Gardening !
Continue Reading and Enjoy ,
Gueldy ( G!Partyblast)
A valance can hide the mechanics of an underlying privacy treatment, such as shades or a blind, but in this kitchen privacy isn't an issue. The valance is purely decorative. Shaped with jabot ends, the valance subtly mimics the arch over the range niche. White fabric that blends with the wall and cabinetry enhances the connection. This type of treatment is a good choice for windows above the sink because it's safely out of reach of splashing water.
Wooden slat blinds are a practical, no-fuss, no-frills solution for kitchen windows where you need privacy and light control. White blinds blend into the architecture here and work well with the white transitional-style cabinetry, creating a look that blends traditional and contemporary elements. For large windows, blinds with 2-inch or 2-1/2-inch slats are popular, and when the slats are closed, the blinds help prevent energy loss through the glass. Vinyl and wood-vinyl composites are a humidity-proof alternative to wooden blinds and won't fade, yellow, or warp.
Bamboo blinds bring organic texture and a clean, tailored look to kitchen windows. Roman bamboo shades draw up in flat folds rather than curling up in a roll. In addition to bamboo, natural woven shades may be made from reeds, abaca, flax, and grasses and offer varying degrees of light control. If you want to emphasize the architecture of your windows, hang the shades inside the window frame. To play up the panel, mount the shades over the window frame as shown here.