The Best Blinds For Patio Doors
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Patio doors are an attractive way to increase the light in your house. You can get some stylish and eye-catching designs nowadays, and all that extra glazing can make you feel closer to the outside world. Patios are becoming increasingly popular, and they can enhance any house.
Here at Appeal, we’ve also noticed a rising interest in patio door blinds. Our customers come to us looking for the best shading options, and patio doors are no exception. There are several choices available, but which are the best? Let’s take a closer look.
Choosing Patio Door Blinds
If you already have blinds installed on your windows, you may be tempted to get the same ones and place them on your doors. After all, they work fine on the living room windows, so why not the patio as well? We’d recommend thinking about it before you rush to make a purchase.
This is because doors and windows are not the same things. You won’t just need to shade your patio doors but also access them. You’ll have to think about which direction open and whether any dangling cords are likely to get in the way. The last thing you want is something getting jammed in the door and damaging the mechanism.
That aside, it’s worth asking what you’ll use the blinds for. You rarely find patio doors in the front of a house, so you might not have to be so concerned about privacy. Are you only going to be controlling the light levels, or do you need to stop anyone from looking in?
Lastly, what’s the surrounding decor like, and how can you get your blinds to match it? You may have a delightful set of French Pinoleum blinds in your conservatory, but if you get a similar design for your patio doors, will they clash?
The Best Choice
Fortunately, you have multiple options to choose from, but we’re especially fond of classic roller blinds. They’re easy to operate, highly customisable, and ideal for shading the larger surfaces of patio doors. Pleated blinds are another excellent choice and beautifully complement the modern vibe. And if you’re looking for extra privacy and light control, you could even try blackout blinds.
The types to avoid are Roman blinds and any kind of wood or faux wood blinds. Roman blinds usually need additional space at the top, and this can be impractical for patio doors. Timber ones meanwhile, tend to be heavier, so they are unsuitable for shading larger areas. The extra weight means they put more strain on the bracket, so they’re better reserved for smaller surfaces.
That said, there’s still a wide variety of designs that are perfect for sliding doors, and you’ll find something you like. If you’re interested in finding out more about our sliding door blinds, you can call us on 0800 975 5757; our experts are on hand and waiting to speak with you. Alternatively, if you have a project you want to start, why not book a free design consultation or download a brochure now? A striking set of patio door blinds is only a few clicks away.