Door windows are a different animal than regular windows. Unlike blinds for most windows, blinds for doors are typically mounted on the outside of the window. Take French doors, for instance. Although decorative handles are lovely, they can pose a little bit of an issue when it comes to window treatments on your doors. In this case, you will need shallow blinds or shades for a good fit that allows space for proper function and showcase of those handles. Another thing you may want to consider is that matching the other window treatments in the room will enhance the beauty of your doors…and your home.
For sliding glass patio doors, one thing you need to contend with is the motion of your blinds. No one wants swinging or banging blinds when you open or close your doors. There are brackets available to solve those issues. It is also a good idea, with sliders, to choose window treatments that open in the same manner as your doors – like vertical blinds. Other options, such as blackout roller shades, can ensure your privacy; while light filtering and tilting blinds and shades will allow for varied light control.
Front doors present interesting obstacles as well. Aside from coming in an array of sizes and shapes, there are also arched windows and sidelight windows. Sidelight windows can be covered with custom blinds made of everything from wood, to wood faux for durability, to aluminum for modern appeal. There are also gorgeous, fan-shaped cellular shades and wooden shutters to perfectly accommodate arched windows.
The easiest and most surefire way to ensure a great fit and a beautiful finish on your door windows is with custom crafted blinds, shades, shutters and draperies from Window Expressions. For help determining the best options for your home and particular needs, just call 410-757-5200 for a free in-home window treatment consultation and measurement.