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Old 03-26-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Just wondered if anyone had any suggestions on what to put on this sliding door? We currently have tenants in the house which is why the seriously ugly curtains are still there However we will be moving into it when we retire and sell here Then it will be having an entire makeover. My current house has vertical drapes on the sliding doors (same as what's on the window on the right of the second picture) However I hate these.



The curtains to the right of the door cover a window. The other windows, including the one below which is at the opposite end of the room to the sliding door and the two small windows either side of the front door, will be having white timber Venetians, same as in pic 3 below.





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If it was me I'd put a simple light drape or sheers on gromets for easy manuvering.

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Not so much for privacy creeper. More to keep the warmth in in winter.
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You can buy thermal panels on grommets these days. They are white on one side to reflect back the sun in summer and they have a stiff texture for winter warmth. Base your descision on your usage of that door. Personally, I'd snap if I had to mess with window covering everytime I was in and out
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Panel Glides. I think they might be the go. White ones to match the white timber Venetians.
I hate having my window coverings closed. The only blinds I close here are my bedroom ones at night. I have no close neighbours.
The Panel Glides can be kept open pulled to the right hand side so they are out of the way.

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How about Plantation shutters?


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Vertical blinds. Many colors and textures, even insulated. Continuously adjustable, room darkening available and if you crack the door just a little bit, you can open the blinds just a little bit. The only way to go.
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Missouri Bound this was in my first post.........
'My current house has vertical drapes on the sliding doors (same as what's on the window on the right of the second picture) However I hate these.'
They were also on most of the windows in the current house too. It's what we put in 20 years ago when we built the house. Horrid things

Sir MixAlot. Would not the Plantation Shutters 'clash' a little with the white timber Venetians? And have you any idea how much cleaning is involved with these things
I'm supposed to be retiring. Not taking on a second job lol

Although I do love the look of Plantation Shutters. But they do look best with 'opening' doors rather than sliding ones I think.
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Missouri Bound this was in my first post.........
'My current house has vertical drapes on the sliding doors (same as what's on the window on the right of the second picture) However I hate these.'
They were also on most of the windows in the current house too. It's what we put in 20 years ago when we built the house. Horrid things

Sir MixAlot. Would not the Plantation Shutters 'clash' a little with the white timber Venetians? And have you any idea how much cleaning is involved with these things
I'm supposed to be retiring. Not taking on a second job lol

Although I do love the look of Plantation Shutters. But they do look best with 'opening' doors rather than sliding ones I think.
I don't think they would clash.
Anything you put up is going to require cleaning.
At least you get to retire.
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I'm changing my vote. California shutters or plantation as you call them are my very favorite too. If you can afford it put them on all the windows..that would look the nicest
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I vote plantation shutters too! They would be easier to clean with the vacuum or a blind brush. Clean sleek and simple
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OK so I've just been looking at some pics of plantation shutters and I do like them. Sleek and neat.
But quite expensive - at least here.
$300 per square metre seems a lot to me?
Especially if I want to do the whole house.
Oh well looks like there goes my trip to Europe
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Bear in mind that curtains with a buckram heading (pinch pleat, goblet pleat) occupy rather more space when drawn back than pencil pleating.
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Mmmm....... One of the reasons why I don't want curtains at all fangeos2
They take up so much space.
I have timber venetians and some left over vertical drapes in my current house. Got rid of all the curtains a few years ago. Slowly losing all the verticals as well. Best thing I ever did

And Sir Mixalot? Retiring is usually something you do when you get old. Or in the case of some lucky people (of which I'm not) when you get rich (which I'm not)

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