NY Good Questions: Window Covering Solution for Our Bedroom?

NY Good Questions: Window Covering Solution for Our Bedroom?

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 11, 2008

Dear AT,

My boyfriend and I rent an apartment that has four--count 'em, FOUR--sets of oversized vertical blinds.

Yes, four sliding glass doors. Don't know why.

But, they're there, and our dog Fin likes to do what we call the "windchime," meaning she runs behind the vertical blinds to make noise and wake us up in the wee hours of the morning.

We must at least change the ones in the bedroom.

So, what do AT readers suggest we do?

We have a tight budget (under $100), and can't do anything too permanent...

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In the bedroom, we already have 2 sets of curtains in there and would prefer not to add a third set.

We've thought of a folding screen, but would prefer not to loose the floorspace.

AND, since it's oversized (85" wide x 78" tall), we're having a rough time finding budget-friendly options.

To add to the dilemma, we're on the first floor and would love something that provides some privacy.

Maybe we're being too picky, but we'd like to pick AT reader's brains for a sensible, minimally-invasive solution.

Thanks! Amber

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