(Closed) For those that have sliding doors..

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you don’t need the privacy, I would leave the windows bare. If your dogs won’t leave a window treatment alone, then I would at least put it off until you have them trained. Why waste money on something they are  going to trash?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ours stay shut of the most part in the winter to help insulate against the cold…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think sliding doors look best without window treatments. Like PP mentioned, if it’s not a privacy issue, why bother? I have a slider that goes into our backyard, and haven’t felt the need to dress the windows. I’m more  of a fan of a cleaner minimalist look, though.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

No one lives behind us so we leave ours bare!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have two sliding doors, one with a window treatment and one without which lead out to the same deck.  The one with is because we never use it to go out and is one of our living rooms, and I wish the door wasnt even there.  The one wihtout it is the one we use that goes out through the kitchen. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We have a sliding door (house is 30 yrs old) and we have vertical blinds. Most of the time they stay open unless we’re out of town for a few days. We also have a dog and when they are closed, they don’t make much noise at all. I don’t mind them and am actually glad to have them just for those few times they do need to be closed. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We don’t have sliding doors, but we have a house with French door galore going on (I actually wish some were sliding doors, with the latticed panes) and none of ours have treatments on them.   My parents also have a set of French doors and two sliding doors, and they don’t have treatments on any of their doors either. However, we live in the country so we’re not too worried about peepers.  I personally think they look more door-y without window treatments, but if you’re worried about peepers I would certainly put some up. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We leave ours bare.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We have sliding doors in our kitchen. We leave them bare because I hate the idea of kitchen grime getting on them and with the layout and how close they are to cabinets, it’d look super weird. I’ve considered hanging some insulated panels just for the winter months though.

If they were in a living room I would consider framing them out with some window treatments but again would go the panels/curtain route not blinds. I think it really depends on the room.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I live in an apartment and our slider faces the parking lot so we have curtains for privacy. Honestly, even if I lived in a house with no neighbors I’d still put them up just for blocking out the sun and insulation. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@middleschoolsweethearts:  That’s like what we have in one room.  I like them open for the light, but hubby likes it closed cause his computer is right there.  When you get curtains though, watch out for the stiff ones.  I got energy efficient ones that are pretty thick so it doesnt hang nearly as nicely as your picture.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We just got new sliding doors too and I love looking at them.  So white and pretty.

Right now ours are bare but I do plan on putting up some curtain panels on the sides for decor purposes, (sort of like what you posted).  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We have fabric vertical blinds on both sets of our sliding doors.  We inherited them from the previous owners, and dh and I both like them well enough.  They eliminate a lot of the issues of the plastic kind while keeping the functional aspects.  I really like being able to open them partially to keep some privacy while still letting lots of light in.  Just another option.

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