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Spring is the time of year when we want to open up our house and let the light and the lovely outdoors in. We open drapes, shutters, windows and doors to let in the fresh air and scents of the new season.

But wait . . . . . too much light?

Not enough privacy?

What do you do for sliding glass door window treatments?

How can we address the challenges of this huge functional “window”?

draperies for sliding glass doorIndeed, the sliding glass door is a challenge. We appreciate its function and its light but sometimes need to tone down the sunlight for energy efficiency and we want privacy at times as well.

We have some window treatment solutions that not only give a functional, energy efficient way to dress your sliding glass door, but are very fashionable as well.

If you are a fabric lover and like the look of drapes, you can use them on a decorative rod mounted above the sliding glass door. Using grommets or rings will allow easy movement of the drapes across the rod so you can either have them open for full access to the door or close them for privacy. Traverse rods would be a good idea for this application as well. Depending on the type of fabric you choose, whether the drapes are lined, or if you choose to also do a second rod with sheers, your energy efficiency goal can be met.

Another option that involves fabric is the Roman shade. Two Roman shades can be installed above the sliding glass door on a single header that will allow you to operate each independently for the light control and privacy you desire.

Shades installed in this fashion are also an option. Decorative valances can be an additional item that can tie all the design elements of the room together.

shades for sliders

Natural woven shade vertical drapes are a great functional, as well as fashionable choice for your sliding glass door. They are available in lots of different woods, reeds, and grasses, have no cords, and can be as sheer or opaque as you prefer.

woven panels for sliders

An even more modern look is the sliding panel. These sleek contemporary panels come in a wide variety of fabrics and materials to match your décor. They are both functional and fashionable.

screen panels for sliding glass door

And finally we have vertical solutions that have advanced and changed with the times, offering you a large variety of color and style combinations. Hunter Douglas has Luminette Privacy Sheers, Duette and Applause with Vertiglide, and Somner vertical blinds that are functional, fashionable and energy efficient for your sliding door. What more could you ask for? We design custom window treatments in Cincinnati to match your personal design and interior style.

Hunter Douglas products for sliding glass door

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If you want more information on the Hunter Douglas line of sliding glass door options or any of the other window treatment ideas  – contact Kim for your free in-home consultation –

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