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June 13, 2013

Design Dilemma: What window covering is best for my sliding glass doors?

by Christen

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Good news-there’s more to life than a vinyl vertical blind for your sliding glass door!

Sliding glass doors are a common and functional element in many homes. Until recently most sliding glass doors have been dressed in vinyl vertical blinds. Basic beige vinyl blinds are best left for apartment complexes and dorm rooms!

What are the best-dressed sliding doors wearing? If your home style is contemporary or traditional try shutters on a sliding glass door. It has such a clean look and the by-pass system functions great. I love plantation shutters on sliding doors for a light and airy look.

Hunter Douglas Heritance Shutters for sliding glass doors.

If your door is older and you need premium energy efficiency, nothing beats a Duette Vertiglide honeycomb shade from Hunter Douglas.  Think of a Honeycomb shade turned sideways – they have a very compact stack when open, are clean, simple, come in many color choices, and have excellent energy efficiency.

Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades for sliding glass doors

If you prefer a more modern style, you will love some of the newer window shadings available: Luminette® Privacy Sheers, which combine a sheer drapery with vertical vanes that resembles a drapery, but with much more functional abilities or you can have two Silhouette® window shadings or Pirouette® window shadings  mounted two-on-one head rail. This configuration allows you to operate each window fashion independently so that you can go freely in and out of the door while still enjoying partial privacy. All come in beautiful sheer fabrics with light filtering or room darkening vanes. Some of the newer fabrics that I love the most have a translucent glimmer or linen texture.

Hunter Douglas Silhouette Window Shades for sliding glass doors

If you have sliding glass doors, have no fear – there are many options to get them dressed up in the latest styles! Need more help? Contact a designer and we’ll help you find the perfect style for your sliding glass doors.  

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Christen

window treatments connoisseur and Mom-on-the-go, who sees window treatments for their functionality and benefits. I enjoy a classic look with modern amenities.

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