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peonygirl's picture
peonygirl

Can anyone suggest the type of window covering to be used for a patio door?  There are two doors, one of the doors opens, and the other is stationary - it doesn't even have a handle. I was hoping for a woven look just covering the glass, but I think my only alternative is vertical blinds or curtains?  Suggestions please.  Also, if you have any pics that would be helpful.

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gmcauley's picture
gmcauley

Hello Peonygirl,

Vertical blinds or roman blinds are great options for patio doors. For the roman blinds, choose a material like seagrass that has a natural texture, and if you prefer, they only need to be the width of the glass, not the entire door. Here are a few articles from our website that may help you:

Cutains 101

Window Shades And Blinds

How To Customize Affordable Blinds

Updating Vertical Blinds

Unifying Window Coverings

I hope that helps!

Please let me know if you have any other questions, and I would be happy to help.

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley@hhmedia.com)

peonygirl's picture
peonygirl

Hi Lisa, how would the roman blinds work?  Would the door hit the blind when it opens b/c it is a door not a sliding door?

peonygirl's picture
peonygirl

those are pretty cool...I don't think i've ever seen these.  thanks,

peonygirl's picture
peonygirl

where did you buy this or who do I call? 

granny's picture
granny

How about having a film put on the glass doors?  I didn't like the look of curtains on my glass door going to the bathroom so I took it to some folks that do windows.  They were able to put a film on the glass and presto, the privacy issue is no more.
I had a  film similar to sanblaster glass put on.  No pattern or colour and it did the trick.  You know someone is in the room but you have total privacy besides a sense of zen; a nice simple clean look.

BBG's picture
BBG

You have many choices for a patio door. One is call a panel track. I have pics on my blog if you want to check them out. They  have a large secection of materials including woven woods. Good luck

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awright

I think a vertical blind with wide blinds (about 6 to 10 inches wide) would look nice.    I know sears has these but any blind place would probably have a better selection.  I think blinds look better if matched with the wall colour.

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