What blinds are best for patio doors?

When you’re planning to install patio doors, there’s probably one thing you’re looking forward to. Opening the doors on a warm summer’s day and connecting the inside and outside of your home beautifully.

But what about when it’s cold or dark? You might want to shut the world away and make your home feel cosy.

So, what’s the best way to achieve this? What are the best blinds for patio doors? You need to get the decision right because patio doors are a focal point for a room. Your choice of blind will make a big design statement.

The answer depends on the type of patio door you have. In this article we’ll look at the best blinds for sliding patio doors and the best blinds for bifold patio doors.

The style of the windows

The most obvious blinds for a sliding patio door are vertical blinds. They’re simple and elegant. But there are other options if you don’t like the look of vertical blinds.

Venetian blinds, roller blinds and roman blinds are simple solutions for sliding patio doors. You might need to think about having individual blinds for each panel, especially if your doors are particularly wide, so the blinds don’t sag under their own weight.

For the ultimate in sleek aesthetics, think about integral blinds for your sliding patio door. Integral blinds sit inside the double glazed panels, so they give a crisp, clean look.

If you don’t like the idea of blinds for your patio doors, curtains can work extremely well. Choose heavyweight materials if you enjoy making your home feel cosy in winter. For a lighter, airier solution, consider sheer curtains.

The best blinds for sliding patio doors

The most obvious blinds for a sliding patio door are vertical blinds. They’re simple and elegant. But there are other options if you don’t like the look of vertical blinds.

Venetian blinds, roller blinds and roman blinds are simple solutions for sliding patio doors. You might need to think about having individual blinds for each panel, especially if your doors are particularly wide, so the blinds don’t sag under their own weight.

For the ultimate in sleek aesthetics, think about integral blinds for your sliding patio door. Integral blinds sit inside the double glazed panels, so they give a crisp, clean look.

If you don’t like the idea of blinds for your patio doors, curtains can work extremely well. Choose heavyweight materials if you enjoy making your home feel cosy in winter. For a lighter, airier solution, consider sheer curtains.

The best blinds for bifold patio doors

When you’re thinking about the best blinds for bifold doors, think about having individual blinds for each panel. This will look neater. It will also allow you to control the light levels much more easily. For example, if the low afternoon sun is getting in someone’s eyes you can simply shut the blind where the sun is coming in.

Like for sliding patio doors, Venetian blinds, roller blinds and roman blinds all work very well on bifold doors. To continue the sophisticated look of bifold patio doors, you can choose integral blinds.

Instead of blinds you can also choose curtains. But if your doors will open inwards, think about where the curtains will hang when they’re open. You don’t want the curtains to be in the way of the blinds.

The best patio doors

No matter which type of blind you choose for your patio doors, the most important thing is to choose the right patio doors in the first place. 

The right patio doors will be beautiful – so you won’t want to cover them up so often. They will also be very energy efficient so even though it’s freezing outside they’ll help to keep the warmth in. 

Here at Genesis we have a simple rule: a product is only good enough to include in our range if we’d be happy to have it in our own homes. 

That’s certainly the case with our sliding patio doors and bifold patio doors. We have four to choose from.

We have the UPVC Genesis Patio24 sliding patio doors which are the perfect match for our Genesis Flush Windows and create a beautifully authentic timber appearance.

We have the UPVC Genesis Bifold24 bifold door, which is ‘A’ rated for energy efficiency, PAS24 enhanced security compliant and can be configured in 19 different ways.

We have the aluminium Genesis Warmcore Bifold Doors. We also have the aluminium Genesis Warmcore Patio Doors. Our aluminium patio door systems are 25% more thermally efficient than traditional aluminium patio door systems. They also offer the stunning, streamlined style you expect from an aluminium patio door system.

So if you’re looking at blinds for your patio doors, firstly ask yourself whether you’ve chosen the right patio doors. If you’d like to find out more about what Genesis patio doors have to offer, simply enter your postcode in the ‘Find local installers’ box above and take it from there.