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Re-model Your Kitchen



What part of the house is more fun to remodel than your kitchen? After all this is a room you walk into every day. Even if you do not cook you go in and get a glass of water or milk. This is where you sit every morning as you make your coffee! This room deserves to be upgraded at least once while you live in your house.

There are several options on how to remodel your kitchen but the simplest to switch up the windows. You can do this by adding window treatments. Plantation shutters are a great choice as they can raise the value of your home. They often remain with the home after it has been sold. Our best bet is on using shutters and we have a list of the different styles you can choose to do below.

1. Double hung shutters. These will give an old house feeling where a pie would be placed on the sill to cool off. It is practical and still allows ventilation. A divider rail will separate control of the top and bottom louvers. This comes in handy if you need to let in light or fresh air but want some slight privacy by not opening the bottom part.

You could also purchase a half shutter and leave the top as a window. It would add a fun twist to the kitchen. Half shutters however could end up being just as expensive because they are hard to come by.

It can also cover the top part like a valiance. This shutter will only partially cover the top of the window. There will still be sufficient amount of sunlight coming in. More often than not people go for the b-fold or window like shutters for their kitchen. Since most kitchen windows are just above the sink it helps to look out while doing dishes or let in extra fresh air.

2. Custom made or pre-made. Before buying any shutters to use as window treatments consider if they are custom made or the company will come with pre-made ones. These forms are often cut to fit your window. One would say a custom made one is the better option. It will fit perfectly onto your window. This gives you a chance to customize the position of other parts such as the divider to better fit your kitchen.

3. Size of the louver. The size of the louver will determine the amount of light that will be coming through your windows. You can make them 3 1/2 inches for a wide angle and more sunlight. You can also reduce it to 2 1/2 inches for a more standard look.

By adding window treatments, you increase the aesthetic value of the home. Window shutters are especially valuable due to their durability and you can even use them as a key selling point should you decide to move on to another home.More about window treatments here