Kitchen Window Treatments?
I've seen several posts like this - sounds like a common problem!
We're finally almost done with the kitchen renovation we started last JANUARY! Well, the contractor is done - and I really appreciated the comments from so many Gardenweb folks along the way, especially early in the year. Your comments helped immeasurably, and while I still second-guess things, we're pretty happy.
So what's left? Well, the backsplash & the window treatments. We've started with the windows, so that folks in the neighbor's garage aren't looking into the kitchen at night.
Our biggest goals with the windows are to minimize light loss (very shaded lot), while allowing privacy after dark. So whatever it is won't be down much during the day. I started thinking of woven wood shades, but I'm concerned about having too much wood. I then migrated to thinking of Roman Shades. I've been talking with a Hunter Douglas rep, who has suggested a "Vignette" tiered roman shade with a linen-style fabric. Besides the $$$$, I'm concerned that they might be a bit too formal and "poufy" for this room & house, which is generally sleek/tailored in design.
I'd really welcome some suggestions - I've been going back to the idea of a flat roman shade - I do want something that is an inside mount on each of the casement windows, since I think I like the look of separate windows - and that two big solid masses would look heavy. The walls are a French White - the third digital shot is most accurate.
Anyway - I would really appreciate your ideas! From the speed oven, to the induction top, and the flooring, GW folks have been with me along the way...