By: David Brooks
Almost every house has at least one sliding glass door. As windows go, they are usually the largest in the house. I believe it is important to consider well how best to cover them. There are fewer choices available for large sliding glass windows then there are for the others windows in a home. But there are choices and armed with a little more information, you may be able to expand your horizons a bit and beautify your room.
The ubiquitous choice for large windows and sliding glass doors are vertical blinds. But what you may not know is that there are more types of vertical blinds then just the standard vinyl plastic. Vertical blinds can look great and they are a highly functional solution for large windows. But, the standard white verticals are, without sounding too negative, a little boring. But just by adding a little color, texture or material, you can make look vertical blinds look fresh and contemporary.
If you are considering vertical blinds, here's a list of the various types, with their individual properties and approximate costs. First, you might want to consider the textured vinyl verticals. These are only slightly more expensive then the standard vinyl vertical blinds but are more unique and attractive. The simple addition of texture can make a huge difference to the overall look, especially since vertical blinds tend to be a fairly prominent feature within a room. These textures can be like stucco, small pleats, or even a faux-fabric look and in a range of colors.