Most of us want to be able to enjoy our indoor space without feeling cut off from the rest of the world. Putting in wide sliding doors is a simple approach to realise the dream of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. But this comes with serious drawbacks, such as compromised personal space and uncomfortable temperatures brought on by the country’s notoriously hot and dry summers. Newer residences in New Zealand are built on smaller blocks and closer together to maximise amenity space but need to address rising concerns about privacy.

Installing blinds will serve this purpose. Here are some of the best blinds for Sliding Doors and some suggestions for installing them in your home.

Managing Temperatures-

Glass windows and doors, especially glass sliding doors in New Zealand homes are a prominent source of heat gain and heat loss. Due to the big glass panels used for sliding doors, it can be challenging to maintain a comfortable temperature within the home at all times of the year. Controlling these temperatures with blinds makes a home more pleasant and reduces utility costs.

The Honeycomb Blind is the most effective blind for sliding glass doors in terms of temperature control. The Honeycomb Blind is designed with a distinct cellular structure that traps air within its cells to maintain the house at a comfortable temperature year-round. Vertical cordless Honeycomb Blinds are available, making them a convenient and safe choice for homes with children, pets, and high foot traffic due to the absence of hanging cords. When not in use, the Vertical Honeycomb Blinds can be stacked to the left or right, out of the way of anyone passing through the sliding door.

Managing Privacy-

Unfortunately, when it comes to huge glass sliding doors, there is no privacy control feature, despite the fact that this is one of the primary concerns of homeowners. Here’s where blinds come in; they’ll help you maintain your sense of privacy while taking advantage of the great outdoors. Most homeowners want a blind solution for their sliding glass doors that is simple to operate, won’t seem bulky and will allow them to maintain some level of privacy.

A Roller Blind is a popular choice for sliding glass doors. As a result of its adaptability and ability to complement a variety of interior design schemes, the Roller Blind has become an essential blind for many New Zealand households. As they can be rolled up into a discrete bundle, they provide a great option for sliding doors. When it comes to concealing your windows from prying eyes, roller blinds are hard to beat. For the most discreet Roller Blind, a blockout cloth is your best bet. With the Roller Blind completely extended, this will guarantee complete discretion. Roller Blinds’ most appealing feature is their versatility in terms of window opening. You can customise the Roller Blind to your needs by combining a blockout cloth with a light filter or sunscreen fabric. This is what’s known as a ‘Day & Night’ Roller Blind, and it essentially allows you complete discretion over your personal space.

Functional vs Style-

The most difficult decision homeowners must make when shopping for sliding door blinds is between form and function. Many would argue functionality is most important when deciding on the best blinds for sliding doors; nevertheless, it is possible to find a solution that will complement your interior design aesthetic while still providing the functionality you require. There are a number of things to think about while shopping for blinds, but one of the most important is the blind’s intended purpose and how it will be utilised in the house. Consider these questions in relation to the sliding door’s usefulness.

  • Does the sliding door see regular use? Choose an inconspicuous option like the Vertical Honeycomb Blind.
  • Does sunlight enter through the glass of the sliding door? In order to lessen the impact of the sun’s heat, choose a Blockout Honeycomb Blind.
  • Do you have nosy neighbours peering into your home through the glass panelling of your sliding door? Choose a blind made of Blockout material.
  • Is there a problem with the amount of noise coming from the street? Both exterior and interior noise can be muffled with the help of a Honeycomb Blind.
  • Are you concerned about the safety of infants or pets in the house? If you’re concerned about your child’s safety, a cordless blind is your best bet.

Have a think about these questions, as your answers will aid in narrowing down your selection of sliding door blinds. After narrowing your options based on the blind’s functioning, consider your home’s aesthetic preferences when deciding on the ideal blinds for your sliding door.

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