best window treatments for kitchens

In this blog series, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to choosing window treatments for a particular space in your home. While there is a range of styles and options for any room — we’ll highlight the best window treatments for kitchens based on their ability to solve the most common concerns.

Over the Sink

best window treatments for kitchens

In the movies, the window over the sink represents the place from which a mother watches her kids play in the yard on a crisp fall evening. In reality, this kitchen window is likely to see a lot of hurried dishwashing, while being in a dangerously close range of grease splatters and food particles.

For this reason, we suggest selecting a window treatment that is easy to clean and can withstand the moisture generated from the sink. A roller screen shade is a good selection because it is durable and simple to care for. The faux wood shutter is also a popular choice for those wanting a traditional feel, as they can be custom painted and easily be wiped down.

Breakfast Nook

For those that have a breakfast nook in the kitchen, the goal is to create an inviting space for the family to sit down for meals. Since bay windows can be rather large, the window treatment should offer privacy and be easy to operate.

If there is a bench underneath the bay window, then consider this an opportunity to tie the space together. For example, you could choose a subtle color to run throughout the drapes that frame the nook, the throw pillows, and place settings.

Bay windows often vary in size — a custom Roman Shade should fit snuggly within the frame, with no overhang or tangled cords to worry about. We love the look of the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roman Shade in a cozy breakfast nook.

Dining Room

best window treatments for kitchens

Unlike an over-the-sink window or bay windows in a breakfast nook, the dining room likely requires a more formal look. The Hunter Douglas Pirouette is a great way to achieve a polished look in a dining room with floor to ceiling windows or a sliding glass door. 

Consider utilizing side panels + drapery for a dramatic look. The new Design Studio line from Hunter Douglas is comprised of options that are elegant and on-trend! 


Our design team is available to visit your home and make suggestions based on your specific needs and style preferences. Just give us a call at 512-387-3149 or click here to schedule your design consultation.