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Bifold doors are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their attractive, minimalist look and the breathtaking panoramic views they provide. Sleek and sophisticated, the aesthetics associated with bifold doors can often make for difficult decisions when it comes to dressing them.

What does ‘dressing’ bifold doors mean?

Dressing a bifold door simply means to use curtains or blinds to create privacy and add warmth. In homes of rural locations, or where a property isn’t overlooked by neighbours or surrounding buildings, many people choose to leave their bifold bare. Ultimately, the way anyone dresses their bifold doors is mostly down to personal preference.

How can I dress my bifold door?

As with normal windows, the options for dressing your bifold door are incredibly varied. For those wanting a more traditional look in their interior, curtains are often a better choice. Alternatively, you could hang roller or Venetian blinds from the top of the bifold itself, or from the reveal above.

When hanging blinds from the bi-fold door itself, it’s important to remember that you will be fixing into the structure of the door and that there will be visible holes should you choose to change your blinds in the future.

If you’d like to keep your bifolds looking as sleek and seamless as possible but want the added privacy provided by blinds, you can opt for an integrated solution that comes in the actual glass itself. There are several options for integrated blinds available, which will differ depending on your bifold provider.

The most common systems are:

  • A pulley system operated by cords
  • A cordless slider system operated by magnets, and
  • A sophisticated motorised system that can be controlled remotely – which is a great option if you’d like to wake up and open the blinds from bed, or close them when the sun goes down

The best way to dress bifold doors

Ultimately, the best way to dress your bifold door is down to your own personal preference and the style of interior you’re after. Any reputable bifolding door installation company should be able to advise you on the range of options available to you, and which one they think suits your space, style, and budget best.

It is worth noting, however, that any integrated blind solution will be manufactured by the glazing company, which is often separate from the bifold frame itself. Make sure you check with your supplier what the guarantees on any integrated blinds are, and who is responsible for them, before you buy.

Bifold door experts in Surrey

Based in Surrey, our team of experienced, qualified window installation experts are on hand throughout areas such as Crawley to provide a professional, reliable service that will instantly transform your home.

We have worked on countless bifold projects and so are well-equipped to answer any questions you might have or offer inspiration in terms of how to dress them.

To find out more about our window fitting services and our full range of services, take a look at our previous projects or get in touch with one of our friendly experts on 020 8770 7397 for your free, no-obligation quote.

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