French Doors can be a great addition to San Diego homes. They add value to your home, allow you great access to the outdoors, and let in tons of natural light. But what about the times when you want keep out the light, like when you’re watching television and don’t want the glare on your screen, or when it’s an especially warm San Diego day, and you want to keep your indoor temperature down?
There are multiple options for window treatments for your French Doors that won’t take away from all of the many benefits of installing French Doors in your San Diego home, with options for every style of home, whether traditional or contemporary.
If you like the look of curtains, but don’t want to completely cover your French Doors, you can have curtains made that will just cover the glass portion of your French Doors. If you have any sort of sewing skills at all, making curtains is one of the easiest DIY projects you can do, saving you a lot of money over ordering custom curtains.
Roman shades are also a great option for French Doors, as you can get them made in custom fabrics to match or complement your interior décor. Roman shades give you the look of traditional fabric curtains, with the convenience of shades. They fold up neatly toward the top of the door glass when opened, and hang flat when closed, like a shade, but without the ripples or folds. They are typically opened and closed with a cord. Roman shades can also be made with non-fabric materials (like bamboo or rattan) for a more natural look.
Sometimes called honeycomb shades, cellular shades are pleated fabric shades that have open-air channels built into them. Those channels, or cells, trap warm air, and make your energy efficient French Doors even more efficient!
There are cordless options for cellular shades that you simply pull down or push up, which is a great safety feature if you have small children in your home. They are also available in sheer fabrics or in fabrics that completely blocks out light, depending on how much shade you want them to provide. The look of cellular shades is usually better suited for more contemporary San Diego homes.
If you like the traditional look of plantation shutters on windows, you can also have them fit to the glass on your French Doors. The disadvantage of plantation shutters, however, is that they are permanent fixtures that cannot be completely opened. So if you installed French Doors in order to maximize your view of the outdoors, you may want to consider a different option.
Blinds are traditional window coverings that come in a variety of hard materials ranging from wood to vinyl to metal. The benefit of blinds is that they can be partially or fully opened, or fully closed, depending on the amount of light you want to let in your home. For French Doors, you’ll need to install blinds with an outside mount.
Roller shades are an option for French Doors that are more about function than fashion, though they can be purchased in various textures and patterns. You can get room darkening shades, or ones that simply filter the light. There are also cordless or motorized options with roller shades.
French Door Installation in San Diego
If you have been thinking about adding French Doors to your San Diego home, contact BM Windows to discuss the various options available. We can come to your home for a free consultation and recommend the French Door products that will be best for you, your home, and your lifestyle. After they have been installed by our professional installation team, you can have fun choosing the window treatment option that best suits your San Diego home!