Custom Window Treatments for French Doors and Patio Doors

French doors and patio doors can be challenging to cover, especially because they move. They slide, they slam, they open in and out, they have door handles, and they can be quite large. Saying “French doors” and “patio doors” may have you imagining window covering catastrophes of days gone by.

But the past does not have to repeat itself; you can have beautifully-covered, fully-functional doors! Budget Blinds® offers fabulous custom window covering solutions for your interior and exterior French doors, or for large, sliding patio doors. We have styles for every taste, lifestyle, and budget. Here’s sampling just to get you excited about the possibilities.

  • White composite wood shutters make these French doors fully functional with adjustable louvers for complete light and privacy control. Custom cutouts free the door handles for easy operation to open and close the doors. The shutters are secure so there is no shifting or movement no matter how much use these doors receive.
  • The dual pleated shades on this patio door match the room’s window shade and give complete control for light, privacy, and access in a small space that may not accommodate a side-to-side sliding and stacking treatment like vertical blinds or drapery panels.

Whether you prefer shutters, blinds, window shades, curtains, drapes or window film, Your Budget Blinds Style Consultant can help you design exactly what suits your unique situation.

French doors add charm, beauty, and elegance

  • French doors grew in popularity in the 17th Century (over 100 years before electric lights), since the glass-paned casements allowed in light blocked by solid doors. Whether interior or exterior, French doors allow in natural light and create a sense of spaciousness and continuity for the adjoining spaces. While exterior French doors will generally require some level of coverage,  interior doors may or may not have light and/or privacy issues. For example, a French door between a dining room and living room may require little or no privacy barrier, while a French door into a bedroom would undoubtedly require a privacy option such as shades, blinds or curtains.

     roller shades or cellular shades and light-weight curtains or drapery panels.
  • Complete light-blocking and privacy options include blinds, shutters, opaque shades, and heavy curtain or drapery fabrics.

With Budget Blinds, custom French door treatments take into account any space constraints, door handles or other impediments, and coordination with other window treatments in the room. You’ll receive exacting-measurement, professionally installed window coverings that give precisely the light and privacy control you need. Installation always includes the right hardware and hold-down brackets so you’ll never have to worry about the blinds or shades coming loose or shifting when the doors are in use. Guaranteed!

Patio doors welcome the outside in

Full-coverage vertical blinds, sliding panel wood shutters, woven wood natural drapes and light-filtering honeycomb shades offer unique and creative ways for covering your patio doors

Patio doors unite the indoors and the outdoors. They provide access and, due to their large expanse, let in lots of light as well as heat or cold, depending on the weather. Appropriately dressing them is important for function, energy efficiency, aesthetics and comfort in your home.

As with French doors, the amount of light and privacy you require is an individual preference. Patio doors that open onto a totally private backyard, balcony or patio may require only minimal coverage to manage sun glare or provide UV protection for your home furnishings. This can easily and beautifully be managed with light-filtering shades, sheer draperies, fabric blinds or window film, available in many styles and colors.

But in most cases, a patio door creates a window into your home, and privacy becomes a real issue. Especially at night, blinds, shutters, vertical blinds, blackout shades or full draperies provide complete safety and privacy, yet during the day allow for controlled degrees of openness and visibility. You can also layer treatments to create even more control options and energy efficiency with your window coverings.

So there’s no need to stress about your doors or windows. Your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant can help you combine stylish fashion with practical functionality for every window in your home. Our exclusive Signature Series® and Inspired Drapes® collections bring a world of design right into your home. Ask about motorization of all your window coverings for the ultimate in comfort, safety, and convenience. Call 866-879-9730 today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation or go online to  to find the Style Consultant nearest you.

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