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Old 01-20-2010, 08:24 PM  
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thanks for the info bob...


could you post links to some pics to sort of show me the idea / thought you have in mind?



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Old 01-21-2010, 06:05 PM  
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Here are 3 pics. First one is a cordless cellular shade. Very nice shade . 2nd and 3rd pics are of a silhouette. In the pic the silhouette is on the left. As you can see in the 2nd pic the material can be tilted open to soften the light but still maintain your view. 3rd pic shows the silhouette in the closed position. Hope this helps.



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The 2nd and 3rd pic looks very nice Bob.

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Depending on whether or not noise coming through that window is a problem, you might want to consider interior shutters.

Basically, the more mass you can put over that window opening, the more noise you can stop from getting into your house through that window opening. 2 or 3 panes of 6 mil glass just plain doesn't go very far when it comes to keeping noise out. A pair of one inch thick laser engraved hardwood shutters would be very much more effective in that department.

(Keep that in mind for bedroom window treatments, maybe.)

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i'd suggest the silouette blinds also. One on each window, then a nice valance at the top to soften the top edge. The blinds are nice too, because they can be attached at the bottom & not swing around. Especially over your stove - you don't want anything hanging down that low.

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i'd suggest the silouette blinds also. One on each window, then a nice valance at the top to soften the top edge. The blinds are nice too, because they can be attached at the bottom & not swing around. Especially over your stove - you don't want anything hanging down that low.
do you have any pics that you could show me or what you think would be a good idea?

the bottom up top down blinds wont work for me as you see in the pic someone else provided they have mounted that inside the window where i have to mount above the window to the trim.
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What are you wanting to do with your window treatment ?
Privacy ?
Protection from sun/glare ?
Purely decorative ?
What material are your windows? Aluminum ? Wood ?
Are you sure something couldn't be attached just to the outside of your glass on the outside of the trim ? It could be tricky because you have those window cranks right there. Any blind you have even if you mount it to outside trim (which is fine to do ) will have to stop before the cranks- looks like. I'd measure to bottom of trim , but stop them short of the cranks, otherwise they will stick out over them & not look right. If you hane normal bottom up blinds- they can still be the silouette type, thet would look fine mounted to the outside frame & then put a decorative valance over the top. I'lll try to find some pics- then figure out how to post them.

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Here's a couple of sites to check out. Look for valances. Also I saw wood cornices on the Hunter Douglas site - those could look good, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. I'd do everything in white to match your window. Not your valance if you do that, a nice soft fabric to match other things in your kitchen.

Here are the sites: JCPenney : window : valances : custom valances

Country Woods Expos Wood Cornices - Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

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