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Kitchen Window Treatments for Over the Sink

December 06, 2021

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In many homes, the kitchen sink can be found over a window. This design is not done by accident, and in fact there are multiple reasons why this is the norm. Windows are placed on exterior walls, which is more convenient for your kitchen sink plumbing. Having your sink beneath a window allows for fresh air to come in while cooking or doing the dishes. A study also shows that placing your kitchen sink near a window can increase your serotonin levels, making you happier! 

We’ve just mentioned a few of the benefits to having your kitchen window over the sink, but there are a few problems that can arise when adding window treatments to your kitchen. Food splatter, water droplets, and steam can all damage and warp your blinds or shades. In order to keep your kitchen window treatments looking good, ShadeMonster has a few key factors to keep in mind when making your decision. 

White Solar roller shades over the sink

4 Key Factors for Over the Sink Kitchen Window Treatments

  • Durability 

It’s important to have durable kitchen window treatments for over your sink. This area of your kitchen is likely to be busy between meal prepping and dish washing. It’s likely that your shades could get damaged by water or food splatter. With the proper care, ShadeMonster’s high quality window treatments will be long lasting. Learn how to keep your kitchen window treatments clean.

  • Transparency

The opacity of your over the sink shades will determine how much privacy and visibility you have. Want to protect your eyes from glare but still be able to see your view while washing up? Go for a solar shade with either a 5% or 10% opacity! If your windows are street facing, you might want blackout shades to have more privacy. 

Zebra blinds light filtering over the sink

  • Style

The window over your sink is the focal point of your kitchen and just like any other window in your home, it needs to feel cohesive with your interior style. ShadeMonster offers a variety of fabrics and colors to match your aesthetic. Our zebra shades are a great option for those looking to add some modern flair to their kitchens. 

  • Motorization 

The convenience of motorized window treatments for over your kitchen sink will make your life less stressful. Program your shades to be raised or lowered by remote control, smartphone, or smart home device. Let Alexa take care of your kitchen sink window treatments so you don’t have to! 


ShadeMonster’s Top Choices for Kitchen Window Treatments Over the Sink 

Faux-wood blinds over the sink

As an alternative to real wood blinds which are more delicate and easily damaged, faux-wood blinds are durable and easy to clean. Simply wipe them with a damp cloth and lightly dust weekly. Perfect for traditional homes, these blinds will add a warm vibe to your kitchen’s over the sink window.  


Vinyl shades over the sink

Roller shades come in a variety of fabrics, however vinyl is one of the most long lasting. Just like our first choice, vinyl shades are easy to maintain and clean. Customize your over the sink window treatment by choosing between opacity and color options. Vinyl roller shades are sleek and will blend in seamlessly with your kitchen. 


Why Trust ShadeMonster With Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster boats 25 years of experience creating custom window treatments. Our products come directly from our local factory guaranteeing high quality customizable materials, competitive pricing, and quick turn around. Contact us today for your free estimate, and have your new shades in less than 7 business days! 

Still Need Help Deciding On Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster’s team of experts are happy to assist. Call now for free consultation: (866) 206-8056




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