Kitchen window treatments are ideal to do yourself. Most kitchen widows require only a valance and this makes them super easy.
The first method for kitchen window treatments is cheap and simple; no rod, or sewing required. All you need are several thin dish towels in a pattern or color that matches your kitchen and a staple gun. Scissors, a ruler or tape measure and an iron are also useful. You need enough dish towels to cover the width of your window. Buy prints in an all over pattern or solid colors then cut them in half diagonally to make triangles. If you have a 3′ wide window and the dish towel is 12″ long on the diagonal you would need 3 dish towels. Turn the towel so the wrong side of the fabric is facing you. Draw a straight line across the diagonal with a marker and then use sharp scissors to cut it in half. With the right side of the fabric up turn the cut edge under about half an inch and then iron with a hot iron to create a nice edge. Then hold the turned under potion up to the wall and staple it with the staple gun. The ironed portion will hide the staples.
The second idea for kitchen window treatments requires a minor bit of sewing or iron on seam binding but can still be done rod free. Buy fabric of your choice to put on the window. Most fabric is 45″ wide some is 60″. In most cases one yard will be enough to do a window. Then you need to cut the fabric so that it is about one inch wider on all edges then you desire. Turn under 3/4″ of the fabric on all sides and iron with hottest setting the fabric can take to create an edge then either stitch around 3 of the edges or use the iron on binding. Iron on binding also known as a double stick fusible webbing is basically tape for fabric. You press it to the under side of the hem on the wrong side of fabric, press the other side of the hem to it and then steam it with an iron to create a washable hold. It can be bought at fabric stores. Once the fabric is prepared put it up on the window with a staple gun, putting the unfinished edge to the wall and putting the staples under the seam so the fabric hangs on top of them.
The third method is the classic rod method. Buy fabric and prepare as with the non-rod method above. The top edge now needs to be made into a casing for the rod. You need to fold down as much of the fabric as is needed to fit the rod. If you want the top portion to have a ruffle then you need to fold over more and sew in two places. After you have decided where to put the casing stitch keeping close to the edge. For ruffled version sew another line above with enough space for the rod in between. Then screw the brackets into the wall for the rod. Feed the rod through the casing and hang.
Kitchen window treatments are really easy to accomplish even if you aren’t an expert with a sewing machine.