00:20 – What are your blinds options on a sliding door?
00:31 – Pros and cons of installing timber venetian blinds
00:59 – What about installing roller blinds?
01:18 – Best to use a horizontal sliding blind
01:30 – Don’t forget about coming back inside
01:50 – The good old vertical blind
02:10 – The very modern panel glide blind
02:30 – The popular plantation shutter
03:09 – Summary
Hi, I’m Jason from the company Blockout Blinds and I hope you’re having a fantastic day. Today I’m going to be talking about, what blinds you can put on your sliding doors.
Now what blinds can you put on your sliding doors? Well pretty much you can put any blinds you like however some are not as practical as others.
I’ll go through a few examples, here we have a photo of a couple of timber venetian blinds over a vertical door, it’s been split in two so that one side can be lifted up for easy access to get in and out with that while leaving the second side down. Now while this works, you got height restrictions and as you can see, the blind on the right hangs quite low so you might have to duck if you’re tall and it’s quite cumbersome lifting a venetian blind, it’s quite heavy, up and down every time you want to go in.
In this next photo here, you can see some roller blinds over some sliding doors which is once again probably a little bit better than having a venetian blind they’re a lot quicker to roll up and down there’s no real weight involved but still you got to lift them up and down to go in and out.
So what most people prefer is some type of blind which slides in the same direction as the sliding door so you can just slide the blind open get out the door and slide the blind shut. Because what you also need to consider is when you’re coming back inside through the sliding doors if the blinds are down already you need to be able to open them.
Now, with the roller blind and venetian that you just saw, it’s going to be quite difficult because somehow you going to have to reach around inside of the room and lift the blind up or down and it’ll be a pain in the bum.
So, let’s have a look at some other options. Well, what one that was popular for quite some time as you can see here in this photo is a vertical blind.
Great option, very practical, the louvres can twist to let light in and out, and also you can just pull the cord on the side and slide the blind back to get in and out. But, a lot of people don’t like vertical blinds funny enough.
So let’s have a look at our next option here, which is a picture of a panel glide over a centre opening sliding door.
As you can see this panel glide it will slide to the left and slide to the right and very easy to get in and out. Also, probably a bit more modern looking that the good old vertical blind.
Then, last but not least the good old plantation shutter as you can see in this photo here.
Here in this photo the plantation shutter is four panels, two on the left and two on the right and the two on the left are joint in one panel and here it’s in the closed position and basically either of these panels can slide left to right to get access on either side of the door.
Now here in the next picture you can see the same shutters on the same window except now the right panel has been slid back to allow access to come in and out the door.
Once again these are fantastic option, so what I am really trying to say is when it comes to sliding doors the more practical options are:
How much do these cost? Well pretty much I’ve list them from the least expensive to the most expensive with the plantation shutter being the bees knees of blinds if you want put it like that.
So, there you go now you know what’s best to put on your sliding door and what to consider, so if you have a sliding door now you know exactly what you need. So once again I hope I helped you out and until next time.