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Door handle is blocked by blinds on back door.
smhill
November 7, 2012 in Design Dilemma
The title says it all. We covered our back door with blinds that matched the rest of the house, but the lever handle on the door is blocked by the blinds. I have asked at the hardware store if they make levers that will stick out farther, but they didn't think so.

We don't want to cut the blinds to expose the handle. If we turn the handle the other way, it will be in the door frame. Do they make handles that will extend past the blinds?

(Apologies about the photo-I only had my phone handy.)
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ct design studio
Maybe something like this: http://parts.andersenwindows.com/detail_2573787__d_hinged_pa.html

Maybe you need to go online for an extension kit.
November 7, 2012 at 12:38pm     
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Taylor Homes & Associates
Have you thought about turning (no pun intended) to an egg style handle in the same finish bronze?
November 7, 2012 at 1:12pm     
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creeser
I like Taylor Homes suggestion of using a different shaped handle in the same finish. I think it's issues like this that have made the doors with the shades in between the glass so popular.
November 7, 2012 at 1:38pm     
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charleee
Try a handle like the one in the lower right corner of this picture: [houzz=
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November 7, 2012 at 2:51pm   
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smhill
Thank you all for the ideas. To think that I thought that I was actually getting off cheaper by purchasing this blind than by going with the blind in the window thing. I priced both. The blind in the window was $120 and the this was less than $40. For the record-I like this blind better though! :)

Thanks again!
November 10, 2012 at 5:21pm   
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judianna20
Do you know what they say about an egg style handle? It is the "age in place" handle as you can turn it when you are 30 and you can turn it when you are 90! olldbob knows this, I am sure but she may have forgotten.
November 10, 2012 at 5:57pm   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I'd go with the egg knob. Easy,efficient, and has longevity.
November 10, 2012 at 6:04pm   
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smhill
I do like that, but I have several exterior doors so they would all have to be changed. Probably at this point the most economical choice would be to get the extender.

Thanks again!
November 10, 2012 at 6:31pm   
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creeser
judyg, you are so going to get in trouble for that. *L*
November 11, 2012 at 2:18am     
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charleee
judyg, you just can't help yourself, can you??? :)
November 11, 2012 at 2:20am     
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David Ward
Hey Eddy do you have a web site?I'm on Houzz too.
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December 23, 2012 at 11:22pm   
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