Drape Alternatives

There are several alternatives to drapes for larger openings including sliding glass doors.  Here are some options:

Norman SmartDrape

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Soft like drapery and delicately architectural, SmartDrape’s undulating sheer and fabric vane construction is specifically made to bring you style, versatility, and seamless indoor/outdoor living.   Walk through the shade even when it is closed. Great for sliding glass doors and large window setups. Transitions from sheer to solid with the twist of a wand.  Each panel can be removed individually for ease in care and cleaning.


Sliding Panels

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Sliding Panels are the big brother to Solar and Roller Shades.  They are made up of wide panels of the same materials available on roller shades and wovenwood shades that slide past each other on a multiple track headrail.  With few mechanical parts, they are simple and durable…the perfect solution for sliding doors and large openings.

Wovenwood Folding Doors

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Another alternative to Drapes are folding door/drapes made of the same natural materials used in wovenwood roman shades.  The material is turned vertical so it can fold up as it stacks to the side.  Add linings for extra privacy and light blockage and a valance to hide the track system.  Unlike sliding panels, wovenwood folding doors consists of one piece of material that stacks like a drape.

Bi-Fold & Bi-Pass Shutters

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Plantation Shutters are available on two different types of Track systems.  Although they both look the same, they operate differently.  Bi-Pass shutters have panels connected on two different tracks that will close past each other to open.  There are also Bi-Fold shutters which will stack back on the sides.  There are pros and cons to both, so consider a consultation to find the best solution.

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