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Glass panels vs no glass panels for your doors

06/04/2016
  • Join the debate on glass panels vs no glass panels for your doors – whether it’s for interior doors or exterior front doors. As with anything, there are pros and cons to each, but do you sit on the fence or are you sticking to your guns either way? There’s no right way or wrong way to decorate your home but if you are considering updating your internal doors or perhaps a new front door is on your mind, here’s what you might like to know about glass panels.

    Glass panels offer a great solution to dimly lit areas or where you want to increase the flow of light through your home. These are the perfect addition to your home hallway if you lack windows, or on the internal doors between rooms where you like to see what’s going on – like between the kitchen and dining room. Choice is also varied, as you can decide between obscure, clear or sandblasted glass panels to suit the needs of your space and your personal preference. Some people have concerns about privacy with glazed doors, however this is easily overcome with frosted glass panels which still let in light while retaining that much needed private space to relax and unwind.

    You don’t have to stop there however, as etched glass panels in your doors are a stylish way to incorporate a subtle design with your doors, or glass panels with bevelled edges for a more modern take on this popular style.  If your concerns with glazed panels in your doors are more to do with safety than security, then fear not, as many of the glass panel additions are made with toughened glass to withstand the knocks and bumps of family life. 

    When it comes to your front door, it’s understandable that you want to retain as much privacy and security from the outside world as possible, which is why many people decide against glass panels for their exterior doors. As a compromise, we would recommend a cottage style door, which would allow for a small window of light, rather than blocking it out completely. If you prefer a more modern style than a traditional cottage, this modern door style includes a contemporary tile design to add a unique quality – and it can be matched to your front door colour. 

    Side lights are another possibility to consider when you want to achieve a secure-looking front door, and still want to increase the light available in your hallway. Once again these can be tailored to your space and style to make them as transparent or opaque as you like. 

    If you decide that your heart is firmly set on doors without panels, we can still cater for this too. Why not call in to see us, or talk to us about your next project and see where we can help.