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5.2m double glass sliding door curtain/blind

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by B-Man, 28th Aug, 2015.

  1. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

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    I have a 5.2m glass double sliding door.
    what options do I have for covering it.
    I got all the other blinds for the house for $500 but if I went those thick vertical drapes it would be well over $1500 to do just that door.
    anyone got a decent cheaper alternative?
     
  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    That's a huge door!!

    How much privacy do you need? Or what is the main purpose, blocking light out, walking nude without neighbours watching??

    Any heavy block out curtain will cost a packet due to the area, if you need it to reduce heat. Best way there would be to hang around the spot light bargain bin!

    Otherwise you could look at the soft whitestuff that you can still see through but it gives some privacy. Someone will know the name for me. the stuff you put with curtains or blinds. i think there are thicker/darker options

    Also ikea sell the white stuff for cheap as, you'd just need to buy about 4 packs. I got some for French doors, comes with a stainless wire hanger. but given that door id think that is going to cheap
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I hear that plasterboard is quite cheap, otherwise a coat of white paint. If it is privacy that you're after, how about some solar tint film or opaque film?
     
  4. beachgurl

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    We have doors around that size. We got a pair of roller blinds.
     
  5. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

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    @bob shovel sheer or lace is what you're probably referring too.
    my other blinds are day/night so have the sheer blind and then a full blockout to get the best of both worlds.

    idealy id love something like that in vertical style.

    i guess main priority is to block the sun out in the evenings.
    and keep the heat out in the summer/ heat in in the winter
    also a little privacy would be good.

    a panel glide setup that you could twist like the vertical drapes (but nice wide blades) would be good so you could more deflect the sun and still let some light in rather than totally block it out

    @beachgurl
    is that not annoying having to roll the blind up to go through the door?
     
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    You got it! @B-Man
    Panel ones would be good, the ones that are like 600-800 wide. And like you said gives you more control for light etc plus easy to use the door

    You might need a specialist in to get a price and options. Pintrest has heaps of cool stuff (I've used it twice :) but had lots of ideas)
     
  7. Chrispy

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    upload_2015-8-29_16-56-35.jpeg

    This was what I used on my large windows at my Beach House. They have a pull that closes the gaps so no one can see in at night, or when we are not there but lets light through during the day.