Ways To Make Sliding Glass Doors Safer

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If you've got a deck or patio, having a doorwall or sliding glass door is an attractive and convenient way to allow you to move in and out of your home. While a sparkling clean glass door can bring the look of the outdoors inside, it can also be a safety hazard if people don't see it before trying to go outside. Each year, thousands of people are injured with bumps, bruises, and worse because they walked or ran into large sheets of glass without ever knowing they were there. Some people resort to raiding their kids' sticker collections just to give the door some visibility, but you don't have to be stuck with Spiderman decor in your entertainment center. With a little creativity, you can add good looks as well as visibility at the same time, giving the door some panache while keeping your guests safe.

Washi Tape

Japanese craft tape, known as Washi tape, is a translucent tape that's taking the craft world by storm. It comes in a wide range of colors and designs, and you can find one to match any kitchen color scheme. Buy rolls of Washi tape and create diagonal stripes or vertical lines across the entire glass surface. The light texture of the tape allows the sunlight to shine through, giving the door just enough color to add safety without adding a glaring design. It's subtle, it's attractive, and it doesn't look like you let your kids decorate the door.

Tint It

People in the South know two things about cars: tinted windows keep the interior cooler, and the windows are much more visible than clear glass ever was. Home manufacturers have created a window film that gives the same effect in windows for homes. You can choose from greater or lesser tinting, either a subtle effect or almost complete blockage. Whatever percentage of darkness you choose, you'll still be able to see out the window, but you'll cut down on the blazing sun rays in the middle of the summer, plus you'll make the door completely visible to even the smallest child.

Frost It

Contact paper made for shelving comes in a variety of shades and tones, including a clear frosted look. Cut out a series of shapes such as diamonds, circles, or squares, and adhere them to the surface of the sliding glass door in an attractive design. Your window will have a frosted designer touch. you'll still have your attractive view outdoors, and the glass will be visible enough that no one will run into it, no matter how rushed they are to join the fun outside.

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