I'm looking for a modern way to block a little light from coming in to
our living area. The picture below shows a wall with two sliding
glass doors on the second floor of our townhome. They doors will be
opened at times to air out the place.
Just wondering what options we have. We're looking to put in roller
shades through most of the rest of the house. I'm not a big fan of
the verticle blinds.
Not sure what other info I can provide but any suggestions are greatly
On Jan 30, 9:35 am, email@example.com wrote:
Yeah, I hear on those vertical blinds but.............
I've had vertical blinds & horizontal blinds in different houses.
I like the look of horizontal blinds better (2" wood) but they're
kinda a pain to raise & lower when using the door. Any kind of
horizontal closure is going to have the same issue (ie roller shades)
Roller shades are cool but they're either up, down or full blockage of
part of the door.....you cannot get partial coverage of the entire
door like you can with horizontals
The verticals you just brush aside & scoot through.
SO it depends on the frequency of usage & what's more important to
you.........visual appeal? ease of use?
There are some decent looking heavy duty verticals that even satisfied
On Jan 30, 10:35 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
we have large doors that we didn't want to obstruct the view on.
we used horizontal cell blinds, a 2 panel and a single panel, and the
usual place is all the way up. they collapse into about a 2" stack at
the top and just seem to disappear.
First of all, no matter what you choose, the wind's going to blow it around,
so you have to consider four things:
- Wind damage - possible with vertical blinds, especially the "soft" ones
- Noise (vertical blinds, especially wooden ones, which will make a lot of
- Ease of access to outside - roller blinds would be ridiculous in this
- Interference with nearby objects when blown by wind - drapes might end up
on your head if you're sitting on that couch, which looks to be close to the
door. Drapes can be weighted at the bottom, but I'm not sure how much,
before they become too heavy for the pulley contraption to function
And, that curved door - I've never seen vertical blinds for a situation like
that, although that does not mean it doesn't exist. If it can't be done,
then that eliminates one type of treatment, which you say you don't like
I'd begin by taking a look at two web sites for ideas:
http://www.calicocorners.com/ (expensive, but their stores are staffed by
people who know their business)
www.jcpenney.com - Customer service is good (for ideas, mechanical info).
Stores may or may not be staffed by anyone helpful, depending on who's
working on that particular day.
On 30 Jan 2007 09:35:34 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
I'll suggest window film.
My wife used a frosted film on the door leading to the patio from the
master bed room. It still allows plenty of light in and prevents
seeing into the bed room from the patio.
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decorative glass films are conveniently sized to fit most windows,
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And a link.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
Is the wall curved? Or is that camera distortion?
The neatest look might be custom made, clutch driven roller shades in the
one way mesh. Daylight hours you see out, no one sees in. At night no one
sees either way. Mount them above the opening so they fully retract when not
in use. Put a top treatment over them for a finished look. Slightly less
cost would be the same shade with a more traditional fabric.
Pleated shades or draperies would also work. You may have a stackback
problem depending on the door glide.
On Jan 30, 12:35 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We have sheers on decorative rods in our place. They block harsh light
and offer some privacy. We also have roller shades combined with the
sheers in our t.v. room to get rid of glare on the television when
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