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That solution is patio doors with built in blinds. While having blinds put over patio doors is nothing new having them built directly into the doors themselves is a modern invention. The convenience of blinds included with the door can save you a lot of time and money from searching high and low for the right set of blinds that will fit your doors. You can install them yourself or have a professional do this for you. First though youll need to do some research on what type of doors will fit best in your home.
Sight lines is the term used to describe the interruptions in the view through the doors; in other words the width of the vertical opaque areas between the glass when the doors are closed. On hinged doors such as French doors and bi folding doors timber and pvc frames generally have broad sight lines because unlike aluminium narrower frames would not be strong enough to be fit for purpose. As a guide to the width of two frames together cheaper pvc door frames can exceed 200mm aluminium frames are typically between 135mm and 160mm and frameless patio doors sight lines are under 40mm. Depending on the width of each door and number of doors to be installed the difference in glass to frame ratio could be significant.
Some manufactures offer optional extras such as tinted glass anti-sun laminated obscured glass and Argon-filled double-glazing. It is also possible to match existing period features by specifying Georgian bar or leaded-light in rectangular or diamond style. An innovative option is switchable privacy glass which enables molecules inside the double-glazing to become transparent or opaque at the press of a button; this is expensive though typically doubling the original price of good quality patio doors.
There are also many styles of the patio door. Some patio doors are made using the French door design where the single panel of glass is cut into several pieces. The door frame of the French door has mullions the bars where the glass panels are attached. Using a French deck door still creates the same transparent effect although with a little more elegance.Some deck doors make use of sidelights to create a more spacious look. Sidelights are door-length windows installed at either side of the door. They may only be windows but they also use glass panels making them transparent and letting more light and view into the house. Sidelights may either be narrower than or as wide as the doors themselves.