Many people are at a loss with how to do window treatments on doors, especially when a lever handle is involved and it is in a high traffic area.
Lets look at some common window treatment solutions for these doors. Our in- home sales division (in OK and KS) has put all these products on doors for customers, so the basis for this blog is our experience.
Wood blinds- Many blind manufacturers solution is to do a cut out of the blind slats around the handle, thus preventing the slats hitting the handle when they are opened and closed. The drawbacks of this solution, is that is does not offer as much privacy as many homeowners desire and clearance is still an issue when raising or lowering the blind. Another option is to order a very small slat so that the blind fits behind the handle. This can be a good solution, but small size slats are only offered in certain product lines, so your options are a bit more limited. Also, if you want the larger slats for other windows in the room, it breaks the flow a bit.