Asked on Feb 11, 2020

Can you give me ideas for covering sliding glass doors?

PamelaKathy Gunter LawChloe Crabtree


Hi there- I want to covermy sliding glass door that’s in mykitchen w something other than blinds. Ideas? The easier,the better! Thank you!

11 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Hi Ellen,

    You could hang drapers that could be opened to the sides, leaving the door fully exposed when you want to use it or covered when you want privacy. Some people like bamboo on their glass doors / windows. Another option would be window clings that let in the light be will give some privacy. (the come in door sizes) Here's a link to the door clings/film that are listed on Amazon to give you and idea of what is available. Wishing you the best.

  • Christy P
    on Feb 11, 2020

    I was just looking on Amazon today at window cling it's beautiful . that way you don't need all that bulky stuff.. They have all kinds .. I did some on back of my house ( Windows) with paint . frost paint an I loved it.. Good luck

  • Mogie
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Most hardware stores sell a see-through adhesive plastic that reflects light. Effectively turning your sliding glass door into a one way mirror. You can easily put this up yourself in a matter of minutes and, using a knife, you can shape the plastic into any odd shapes or corners you might need. When you move out you can simply peel it off or just leave it up because most people appreciate the privacy anyway.

    Warning you must be careful at night, because the material reflects light on one side and allows visibility through the other side. When its sunny outside nobody will be able to see inside, however when it's dark out and you have the lights on indoors you will see the mirror and people outside will be able to see in. (Limo windows work similarly.) The plastic is naturally tinted so this isn't that big of a problem at night and it works perfectly during the day.

  • Ellen Staub Smith
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Thank you!!

  • Cindy
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Hi Ellen. You could use stickers on your sliding glass doors. Stickers have come a long way in the last few years. You can look at them on Amazon or at Home Depot. Good luck Ellen.

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Maybe the film that sticks to the glass itself. They come in all sorts if designs or even frosted for privacy.

  • Chloe Crabtree
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Roman shades could be a option for you.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Rabbitgoo makes a cling window covering that applies with water. If you want to remove, you peel back with no residue left behind. They have several patterns, many that will allow light to pass through but some are available like stained glass.

  • Pamela
    on Feb 11, 2020

    Hi ! Home depot or Lowe's well stick on glass coverings , some just shade or frostof

    the window/door , others are just purely decorative .

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