Your entryway is the first thing people see when they visit your home, and it can say a lot! One way to make a statement with your front door is to customize the glass in the door or around the frame. This can reflect your design style, protect your privacy, and make your home one of a kind. Common options for front door glass inserts include:
For homeowners who want some privacy, but still want to let in as much light as possible, frosted glass inserts are ideal. Since frosted glass obscures the view into your home, people approaching the house will not be able to see inside. Even though the frosted glass doesn’t allow for a view, it does allow light to shine through the front door and can make a big difference in the amount of natural light that enters your home. Many frosted glass inserts also have a design etched into them.
Beveled glass refers to glass that is cut at angles of less than 90 degrees to produce a prismatic effect. Beveled glass can be cut into intricate designs or simple patterns to achieve this effect.
This makes the glass catch the light in unique ways, creating interesting colors and making your front door a beautiful showpiece for your home.
Homeowners can achieve a stained glass look for their front door with overlaid glass. Traditional stained glass, while beautiful, does not offer enough insulation to be used in front doors. Overlaid glass allows for the same look as stained glass, but with thermal properties that will regulate the temperature inside of your home. Custom designs can be created to showcase your unique style.
Similar to frosted glass, textured glass inserts provide privacy for the front door, while also allowing natural light to enter the home. Common glass textures include hammered, granite, rough rolled, seedy, and water glass, although many others are also available. Textured glass can also be used in combination with beveled and overlaid glass inserts.
If you want to transform the look of your front door, the glass professionals at Atkinson’s Mirror and Glass are ready to help. Give us a call at (208) 375-3762 or contact us online to learn more about options in glass inserts.