A door with a window—either as part of the door or beside it—can bring great light and views to a home. But it also presents a window treatment need—after all, outdoor air temperatures and UV rays can enter through those windows as well as through any other. At Bretz Interiors serving the greater Denver area, we carry the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, including many that work great for treating doorway windows. Read on to learn more!
How to Decorate French Doors
Because they’re usually mounted outside the window frame, window treatments for French doors usually need extension brackets or spacer blocks—plus, they might also need a cutout for the door handle. One of the best options for those considerations is the NewStyle® Hybrid Shutter, which is available with cutouts and a dovetail construction. You can also explore Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters because they’re made of faux wood, which is resistant to warping, cracking, fading, chipping, peeling, and discoloration, no matter the level of heat or moisture at the window. If you prefer soft treatments, consider Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, which can lie flat behind the door handles, or roller shades, which lie flush against the glass.
Window Shades or Blinds for Sliders
Often, a vertically oriented treatment is the right choice for a slider. If you go that route, be sure the treatment will open in the same direction as the slider, so that it stacks on the opposite side of the main opening. Great vertical choices include Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, which offer a contemporary look and come in numerous fabrics and color options. You can also look to Duette® Honeycomb Shades with the vertically oriented Vertiglide™ operating system. If the slider is heavily used, consider using shutters, which are extremely durable.
Front Doors and Privacy Options
If your front door has side windows, you might want to treat them for light as well as privacy protection. Great options for those tall and narrow windows include cellular shades, blinds, shutters, and vertical sheers such as Luminette® Privacy Sheers. If you have a specialty shape above your door, such as an arch, choose cellular shades with the Hunter Douglas EasyView® Arch, which can raise and lower instead of being stationary. Or, if you have a window inside the door, look at options like Duette® Honeycomb Shades, which offer extra insulation at the glass.
Treating Doors in Lakewood and the Surrounding Areas
Bretz Interiors is a family-owned business located in Lakewood and serving the greater Denver area. In operation since 1959, we focus on delivering high quality products and exceptional service to every client. Our showroom has a wide variety of displays and our sales team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have!