Your Complete Guide to DIY Add-On Blinds for Doors

ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors are innovative blinds that can be added onto an existing door with glass to give you the full benefit of blinds-between-glass. The Add-On Blinds are a single pane of glass with blinds on them that encloses a pair of mini-blinds in-between the glass panels. This protects your blinds inside the glass so you never have to worry about the nuances of traditional door blinds. Add-On Blinds can be installed on majority of doors with glass for both raised frame and flush frame doors glass inserts.

No Cleaning Required Blind Protection
Prevents Blind Slamming Child & Pet Friendly
Maintenance Free Easy Blind Operation

Yes, you can DIY your ODL Add-On Blinds!

Installing ODL Add-On Blinds onto your door is extremely fast and easy. It takes less than 30 minutes and only a few tools to install onto any entryway on your home. The package comes a couple small brackets that you attach to your doors glass frame. Once the brackets are attached, you simply slip the Add-On Blinds into place and secure. Add-On Blinds have been designed to allow anyone, regardless of DIY experience, to easily install. However, if you still would like support with your Add-On Blinds installation, our install professionals can come to your home and install your blinds for you. Click here to see if installation services are available in your area.

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Learn everything you need to know about ODL Add-On Blinds.

How Add-On Blinds Work

Add-On Blinds work by enclosing a set of mini blinds in-between an additional panel of glass. This keeps the blinds sealed inside the glass panels and adds another layer of glass to your door. The blinds are installed onto the existing glass frame on your door which makes the installation extremely easy. The blinds can be raised, lowered, and tilted using the levers along the edge of the frame. This allows you to control your blinds and level of privacy while the blinds stay secured inside the panels of glass. Since the blinds are sandwiched in-between the glass panels, you’ll avoid having to clean / dust your blinds. You won’t have to worry about them slamming against your door every time you open and close it. You’ll also benefit from not dealing with dangling cords that can be hazardous to pets and children. Privacy on-demand.

ODL Add-On Blinds Measurement Guide

Add-On Blinds are designed to be installed on any standard door with existing glass regardless if you have a raised frame on your glass or if your frame is flush with the door. Knowing your frame type (raised or flush) and taking an accurate measurement of your door will help you select the correct Add-On Blind unit for your door. Checkout the measurement guide below. If you still are not sure and would like assistance, contact us and one of our door geeks would be happy to assist.

First, determine the frame style on the existing door glass in your door. There are two styles. A Raised Profile sits above of the surface of the door. When you run your hand from the doors flat surface to the window, it will ride overtop of a bump, indicating that the frame sticks out from the door. A Flush Profile is even with the surface of the door. When running your hand from door to glass, it will be flat and then drop off to the glass directly.

Raised Frame

Half View

Full View

Dimension A    Measure the raised molding surrounding the existing glass from outside edge to outside edge, horizontally left to right.
Dimension B    Measure the raised molding surrounding the existing glass from outside edge to outside edge, vertically top to bottom.
View Fits Width A Fits Height B Add-On Blind Size
Half View Sidelight 9 ¾” to 10″ 37 ¾” to 38″ 10″ x 38″ (view products)
Full View Sidelight 8 ¾” to 9″ 65 ¾” to 66″ 9″ x 66″ (view products)
Half View Door 21 ¾” to 22″ 37 ¾” to 38″ 22″ x 38″ (view products)
Half View Door 23 ¾” to 24″ 37 ¾” to 38″ 24″ x 38″ (view products)
Full View Door 21 ¾” to 22″ 65 ¾” to 66″ 22″ x 66″ (view products)
Full View Door 23 ¾” to 24″ 65 ¾” to 66″ 24″ x 66″ (view products)

Flush Frame

Dimension A    Measure the raised molding surrounding the existing glass from outside edge to outside edge, horizontally left to right.
Dimension B    Measure the raised molding surrounding the existing glass from outside edge to outside edge, vertically top to bottom.
View Fits Width A Fits Height B Add-On Blind Size
Full View Door 22″ to 25 ½” 63″ to 66″ 25″ x 66″ (view products)
Full View Door 25 ½” to 28″ 63″ to 66″ 27″ x 66″ (view products)

ODL Add-On Blinds Selection Guide

Once you’ve figured out the style of frame that you have (raised or flush) and the correct measurements, you now can make your final selection on the exact unit that you need for your door. The table below will help you take your measurements and pick out the right Add-On Blinds unit. If you’re not confident in your measurements or they are not adding up, contact us to get assistance from a door glass professions.

Frame Style View Size* Available Products
Raised Frame
Full View 9″ x 66″ View Products
22″ x 66″ View Products
24″ x 66″ View Products
Half View 10″ x 38″ View Products
22″ x 38″ View Products
24″ x 38″ View Products
Flush Frame

Full View 25″ x 66″ View Products
27″ x 66″ View Products

*Learn about what size works best for your door by utilizing our step by step measurement guide.

How to Install ODL Add-On Blinds

Installing your Add-On Blinds can be completed in less than 30 minutes. How you complete the installation is determined by the door application you are installing your blinds onto. Use our videos and guides below to help with your ODL Add-On Blinds installation. And remember, if you don’t feel confident in installing your own blinds, our installation professionals can help by doing the install for you.

Raised Frame Doors

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Flush Frame Doors

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Where to Buy Add-On Blinds

Ready to buy ODL Add-On Blinds for your entryways? We offer the full selection of Add-On Blinds options available from ODL. Purchase online and get it shipped directly to your door. Find the right size and application to match your entryway. If you need help finding the perfect door blinds, reach out to our customer service team by contacting us or calling 855-813-3111.

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