Windows can change the feel of a kitchen
Homeowners looking to update their kitchen might wish to create a focus on their windows, an expert has proposed.
Sam Tamlyn, operations manager at shutter and blind firm The California Company, said: "Make a feature out of your windows with bespoke wooden shutters, which are very popular in the Mediterranean for light and temperature control."
He particularly recommended Yellow Poplar and Elm woods for kitchens as they have impressive durability and strength.
Furthermore, Mr Tamlyn advised home renovators to look out for the Forest Stewardship Council symbol when purchasing hard-wood products, which signifies that the material has not harmed the environment.
Those with kitchens featuring white-washed walls and tiles might wish to consider dark walnut or jet black shutters, as these will offset the neutral shades perfectly, he added. google_ad_channel = "7940249670, " + AB_cat_channel + AB_unit_channel; google_language = "en"; google_ad_region = 'test';