Are you looking to improve your home? One of the biggest improvements to consider is something that can create a better space both inside the home and outside. Choosing a decorative front door glass option creates a lovely interior feeling and looks impressive as you walk by.
However, there is seemingly a never-ending array of different glass front doors to choose from. That’s where this guide comes in! Keep reading to learn the top 10 styles you consider for your next home upgrade.
Front Door Glass Options
Your front door is an important first impression. When it comes to choosing the best front door glass it’s good to consider how you want to balance privacy with sunlight and style. The main thing to focus on is the quality of glass and how it can add a touch of style to your home.
Textured glass is a fantastic option to maintain the style, improve light, and still maintain a good level of privacy. One of the biggest concerns for a glass front door is privacy – you don’t want to go full clear glass if you’re going to feel awkward and want to cover it up all the time.
That’s why textured glass provides a great in-between. It works with a lot of different styles of exterior front doors with glass so you can choose your exact level of sun and the kind of texture you want (ribbed, gridded, wavy, etc.)
Tinted glass is another option if you are looking to maintain privacy for the average passer-by but don’t care as much about people actually on your front steps. It’s perfect for those who want the ability to see out their windows but don’t necessarily want the high levels of sunlight it can bring. Combine a good window tint with a high-quality glazing seal and you will have high levels of energy efficiency as well.
The decorative glass comes in many different shapes and styles but each is designed to be a statement piece. One of the first things people will notice about your home (aside from its color) is the design of your door.
And you don’t have to skimp on style to get a great decorative door. Details in glass carving, or in a stained glass style can make your door a focal point of the room. It also makes it easy to make things more private as the designs can often obscure in-house happenings.
Maybe you love the look of a door that lets in as much sunlight as possible and you’re not worried about privacy. Luckily, with the strides made in glass technology, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing energy efficiency.
New processes allow for thermal insulation. Imagine a cold winter day and not having to worry about covering up and an excellent source of sunlight to keep things efficient!
Another great option is simply to combine several of the previously mentioned options. Mixing clear glass with decorative sections can maintain privacy while also keeping things beautiful.
Frosted glass is quickly becoming a popular option due to the beautiful quality of light it can create. It keeps things bright, but not piercingly so. Of course, it also maintains privacy but in a non-obvious way that still allows you to see movement outside the door for safety.
Side glass panels
Glass panels can be attached to the side of the door as an alternative if you’re concerned about the safety of a full glass door. These panels can provide the light you want without impacting your choice for a solid door. Of course, size is a factor and a larger entryway is generally necessary for these types of door kits.
Dutch door glass panels
A creative option for those who like a country-style charm, dutch doors can sometimes be the best of both worlds. You get the security of a strong door while also be able to open it to catch great breezes on good days.
The glass top means you can easily see who is at your door without feeling like there’s nothing between you. Of course, the various types of glass we’ve mentioned above can also be used in these doors.
If you want glass but don’t want to commit to having to clean the entire door or you want safety from breaking glass, smaller cutouts can be the way to go. These cutouts can lend charm to your home depending on how you choose to use them.
Higher-up cutouts can maintain privacy while allowing lots of light into the home. A 2/3ds glass panel can allow you to have all the benefits of a glass door without the dog slobber on the bottom panel if you have pets. Glass cutouts can be used to give your home extra style with ease.
Glass and wood decoration combos
One of the prettiest designs you can go for is something that combines woodworking with glass. You can choose a lattice or grid design with separate panels. More curved designs can lead to beautiful light patterns being cast into your entryway.
As with many of these design options, you can meld different types of glass from frosted to textured to add to the design.
What else should you know?
Now that you know all your different options for front door glass you can look forward to improving your home. For more great tips on home improvement and repairs, check out our other articles!