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For window coverings, handles can be a serious issue for doors. The posted video shows one solution. It talks about a second solutions too.

The first solution is to change the handle to one that doesn’t project into the window treatment space. The second way is to use a door handle extension. I’ve seen these for years, but I’ve never actually installed one. I’d love to do one some day, but the window coverings circumstances haven’t allowed yet.

There are certainly other ways to cope with handles on doors. We have done window coverings like draperies that surround the whole opening. This avoids the handles. We can do types of shades that are very low-profile, like roller shades.

There is one product that I try to avoid using at all costs on a door with a handle. That is the Hunter Douglas Vignette shade with Traditional roll up. Due to the way it is designed, the shade rolls down toward the front of the roll. This moves it forward from the door about 3 inches or so. Then, when the shade reaches the bottom it pivots toward the door. If there is a handle projecting into the space, it WILL interfere.

Every product has its own quirks and we pride ourselves in helping you understand how they’ll work for you.

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