When the new front door to the Cottage was installed I left out a detail.
The new door has a louvered shade built between the two panes of glass.
The shade is controlled by a slider on the inside of the door. There are no rods or strings.
If the shade needs to be removed the glass can be unscrewed.
The new door has made the Cottage more insulated and quieter.
The muntins and mullions are also between the glass.
Have you installed replacement windows?