We have all heard that old saying, “Your windows are your eyes to the world.” It can be very true. In our area we have spectacular views, so the windows and window coverings are a very important part of the overall design.
Do you have to worry about too much sun? Damaging UV-rays? Extreme heat in the summer, and extreme cold in the winter? All of these things can be a factor in choosing the right window covering.
Recently I realized that I get quite a few window covering questions. I thought it might be a good idea to share some of them here. If you have questions, please send them to me.
We have a front door with a large glass panel in the center. Anyone that approaches the house can see right inside. We would like to cover the area at night, but we sometimes like it uncovered during the day, without any overlap from the window covering. My husband is adamant about the window being uncovered during the day. Can you recommend anything we could use?
A horizontal shade that stacks above the window is best for most door windows. In your case we can install the shade on the window outside mount and attach hold down brackets to keep the closed shade from swinging when you open the door. Cellular and pleated shades compresses very tightly and have small stacking heights. They also are available in sheer, light filtering semi-opaque and room darkening fabrics. One will be right for your privacy needs.