The latest trend is to have a glass door in the entryway, with many featuring decorative stained or oversized glass inserts, sidelights, surrounding panels, and beams.
Their popularity is evident. Having a glass front door is a great accent and provides more natural light in the home. Most of these entryways provide a warm feel or have classic style that make them well-suited for any type of home.
The improved insulation and strength qualities of glass have contributed significantly to this new trend. For instance, the insulation issues usually associated with glass door installation are resolved with double glazing and specially coated glass.
With several decorative glass options available, including clear and sand-blasted glass, as well as other customization elements such as grilles, blinds, privacy levels, caming, and energy-efficient Low-E glass; you are sure to have a custom front door that is sure to match your home’s style and decor.
Here are a few examples of glass door entryways for inspiration:
Single Glass Front Door
Opaque glass is more popular than clear glass because it maximises natural light without compromising privacy. For period or classic styles, you may consider other options like leaded and bevelled glass, or even patterned stained glass inserts and panels.
Transitional Double Front Door
Clear glass is still the most popular choice for glass front doors. You can create an even more impressive focal point for your entryway by designing a bigger entryway fitted with a double front door.
Beach Style Entryway
This is a simple entryway design that strikes a balance between style and energy efficiency. This look is easily customizable with several glass designs and layouts to give you a signature look that expresses a laidback and inviting style.
This design adds a sense of serenity to the exterior while maximising natural light into the home. It is particularly suited for Victorian, European, and Colonial home designs.
Small Transitional Single Front Door
Clear glass grille options offer endless combinations to fit any home or budget. Whether you prefer grilles or external lite dividers, there are a few options to consider. You can also choose Low-E glass for optimal energy efficiency and impact-rated options for storm protection.