Last week, I shared a reader Q and A that focused on a window design and placement in an upcoming kitchen remodel.
That post was all about getting the architectural right when you go to do some major remodeling. Making windows larger or smaller, moving them, etc. can make a remodel look seamless and intentional.
However, sometimes it's just unaffordable or structurally impossible to make the exterior changes you might want to make with regard to windows.
In that case, you can use window treatments to actually mask undesirable architectural features.
using window treatments to hide architectural flaws
Here's a job where the windows were two different heights and widths. So similar....but not.
In this case, I wanted to wrap the entire area in traversing drapery to mask the different sizes, to create a more seamless appearance that would flow better and create a soothing ambience in this bedroom.
In many kitchen remodels that I consult on, where the homeowners are doing a partial makeover and keeping their upper cabinets and window over the sink, I often advise a valance or shade window treatment.
Why? Because they can mount it higher on the wall or at the ceiling, to open up that space at your head and give the illusion of a taller window and more height in the room. See the example in the link below.
Hang Drapery Panels Higher
We almost always mount our drapery panels higher above the window to get the illusion of added height to the space.
See how these window treatments were mounted to give the effect of taller windows?
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