The question is: do we place the blind inside the window reveal, or above? “In the reveal” refers to blinds that fit neatly within the confines of the window-frame. Face-Fix refers to a blind that is affixed above the window, onto the wall.
Even if there is ample reveal space, it still may not be practical for a sliding door. Some sliding doors are lower than others. Many customers are concerned about ensuring there is enough space for tall visitors to walk through the opening. Therefore if the sliding door opening is 2 meters or less, a reveal fix blind might hang too low to allow for tall friends and family to pass through comfortably. On the other hand the customer might feel that reveal fix blinds look neater than Face Fix.
Face Fix is the preferred option if there isn’t space in the reveal or if practicality dictates using this installation method. When the sliding door is fully opened, the blind will not take up any space at all. In addition, a face fix application for a bedroom sliding door might be preferred as there won’t be light gaps on the sides. In other words, this will allow for more light blocking abilities.
What about a combination of the two? Many times we will place a sheerweave blind reveal fix and a blockout blind Face Fix. Therefore the sheerweave can provide insulation and privacy during the day and the blockout can ensure a nice, dark room at night.