Options for updating kitchen cabinets

"You don't want something with too much fabric that could get ruined from splashing," says Scott.

He suggests an option that fits within the window — like a roman shade that you can easily pull up while you're washing dishes.

RELATED: 15 Ways to Add Polish to Any Kind of Window »8. It does double-duty by making your workstation more comfortable on your feet, and adding a splash of color.

(Triple duty, if you count covering any ugly flooring! Kristy suggests an indoor/outdoor option from Chilewich.

"I've seen people use hardware that looks like forks and spoons or mini chickens.