Bifolding doors are becoming more and more popular and I am often asked which blinds are best to cover them.

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Bifold doors are an incredible invention, allowing an entire wall to be pulled back and allow the outside in. But with them comes the inevitable issue of the room becoming too hot in summer or too cold in winter. What you need then, are blinds!

However we have many customers who are not sure of the best blinds to go for, so I am going to go through some of the options!

Perfect fit or Intu Blinds.

Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds on Bifolding Doors

This clever style of blind does not require screws to fit, rather the brackets slot in behind the rubbers on the doors and the blind clips to these brackets. Each door has its own blind and therefore folds back with the doors. Sounds amazing, right? In many cases you would be right, these are a super solution, however not always.

You need to have around a 3cm gap between each door when they are folded back. This is to allow for the profile of the blinds. Without this gap the blinds will hit each other and get damaged.

Perfect Fit would NOT work with this size gap

You can put a stop on the doors to prevent them from closing too tightly, and many of our customers have done this with great success.

Perfect Fit or Intu Blinds would work if the gap is around 3cm. A stop could be used to ensure the gap remains this size

See more about Perfect Fit Blinds on our Blog here

Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds on Bifolding Doors

Depending on the width of the opening, you may need several roller blinds, and these can be motorised! Imagine all the blinds opening and closing at the touch of a button. Its not surprising this is fast becoming one of the most popular choices for Bifold doors.

Find out more about Motorisation here

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blind on Bifolding Doors

The old favourite and very practical solution are Vertical Blinds. With a Huge selection of fabrics, you can easily colour match Vertical Blinds to your room decor and achieve simple sunshade without blocking your view. On openings up to 3 metres you can pull the slats back one way, in line with your door opening

Shutters

Plantation Shutters
Plantation Shutters on Bifolding Doors

Shutters offer the ultimate in privacy, with the option of closing some louvres and not others. Shutters for a Bifolding door use a tracked system. This means you can open the doors back in a complimentary configuration to your Doors Behind. You do need to be aware, however, that the doors will stick out into the room, just like the bifold doors stick out into the garden. So you may need to make some room to allow for this.

Find out more about Shutters here

There are, of course many other options, so if you are still unsure, or know just what you want, then please book a consultation with one of our experts! We will be able to find a solution for you.