How to Make Your Glass Door Private

Glass doors work well in many rooms to allow natural light to flow throughout your home. They also match most décor styles due to their minimal aesthetic. However, privacy quickly becomes a thing of the past when you install glass doors, as your neighbors, mailman, and passers-by can now possibly see into your home, or visitors may get a glimpse of your messy bedroom or laundry room. 

There are ways to enjoy both the benefits of a glass door and retain the privacy you deserve within your own home. Options range from privacy film applied directly to the glass to blinds or curtains that allow you the flexibility of when to keep things closed. Keep reading to check out the benefits of each glass door privacy option.

Privacy Film

There are multiple kinds of privacy films that can be applied to your glass doors to achieve different looks and levels of privacy. Not only does privacy film give you extra privacy, but it also protects you and your home from harmful UV rays and helps maintain cool temperatures during the summer.

Basic privacy film is applied to one side of your glass door, attaching with adhesive or simply static. It is quite simple to cut to fit your window and apply. Many brands can be removed and used over and over again.

If you’re looking for something a bit more decorative, you can opt for stained glass windows or frosted films, which come in many different colors, textures, and designs. This can give a room a whole new aesthetic and introduce accent colors in a place you would typically never expect. 

Glass Paint

If you’re looking for a more permanent privacy solution, glass paint is a great option. It works similarly to privacy film and can also block harmful UV rays while allowing natural light to enter the room.

Glass paint is painted or sprayed directly onto the glass, which gives you more control over how opaque you’d like it to appear. You can start with one coat and then add another for additional privacy. Most glass paint comes in various colors if you’d like to customize your door beyond the traditional white frost.

Etching Cream

Etching cream is one of the more affordable options for providing privacy for glass doors, but it does require more oversight and attention to detail. This solution works best if you only need to cover a small window or want more control over the pattern you want to add to the glass.

Etching cream is another permanent solution and works by applying the cream directly to the glass where you want it to become opaque. You can do this freehand or use stencils to create a design. The cream is removed after about 20 minutes by wiping it off the glass, revealing your new privacy design.

Curtains and Blinds

One of the simplest options for adding privacy to your glass doors is adding either a curtain or blinds. The least permanent of our privacy solutions, both can easily be removed or swapped out if you grow tired of the look or simply change your mind about covering your glass door.

Adding curtains to a door is simple. Mount a curtain rod at the top and bottom of the glass section and hang a curtain between them. Alternatively, you could hang a rod across the top of the entire door and have two curtains cover the whole door. This works well for double French doors. 

Blinds also provide flexibility because of their variety of colors, textures, and materials. We love how cloth blinds, or Roman shades, look on a glass door. Once installed, blinds are easy to pull up or down to give you complete control over your privacy level.

Contact Cypress Door and Glass

If you’re in a position where you need emergency board up services, don’t feel frustrated or discouraged. Contact Cypress Door and Glass as soon as possible so we can get to your home and help. We offer 24-hour service and can have a technician out to you quickly when a storm is heading your way, or if one has already hit. No matter how bad the damage, we can help mitigate things to prevent them from getting any worse. If you have any questions or concerns about any of our services, our team would be happy to help you via phone or email today.