Simple built-ins to create a mudroom or storage anywhere from a kids room to a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Or instead of custom, buy two thrify store bookcases and paint them, bolt them to your wall and add wainscotting between them. Then pick up a thift store bench and cut it to fit. Add the hooks and you're set. - interiors-designed.com
I usually always go for a blind in kitchens but - this pretty short curtain, with a well proportioned integrated valance, hung on a slim metal pole - looks lovely. Definitely best to keep it open rather than risk getting it soiled behind the sink area.