When we moved to our new home we got pricing on window coverings - shutters specifically. They were way out of our price range, but I love the look. Having been in construction for 10+ years I came up with an inexpensive, do it yourself solution giving me the look I wanted. Total cost for the sliding glass door opening - 80"x80" - $150.00.
This is the final look!
This is the rear living room window where we did the same thing, only we had to cut the doors in half - total cost was $65.00.Two bifold doors & one bifold track. We did not install a track on the floor because of the tripping hazard. Since they are bi-folds we installed 2 flat plates on the backside of the fold (one at the top, one near the bottom) so that the doors would not fold.
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