Glass Panels in Doors are Increasingly Popular
One of the more popular trends being used by homeowners today is a variation on the French door, which is a sliding door that features glass panels. These are often featured in newly built or renovated contemporary homes because of the aesthetic appeal. Doors that have glass panels embedded in them, whether on the exterior of the house or on the interior, allow for more access to sunlight. Various decorative glass panels can throw light into a room in specific patterns, which allows for creative flair within a home’s interior design—a play of light and functionality working together to beautify the home.
As more people begin to use glass panels in order to improve the quality and value of their homes, an increase in innovation and design complements demand. Frosted glass panels, for instance, can add an extra dimension to a room’s décor by not only allowing light infiltration while maintaining privacy, but also by hosting various stenciled designs and patterns that are sandblasted into the glass. Whether one’s interior decoration features a floral motif (which can be reflected in the glass panel) or a more abstract and contemporary design, words, figures, or insignia can all be custom made to fit the style and personality of any room in the house.
The traditional double door with glass panels has been upgraded in various contemporary looks with sliding doors that present a more stylish appearance, or can be light-weight, or even used in an outside area in place of a more standard gate, depending on whether or not it is shielded or factors such as weather and the elements. Larger sliding doors with glass panels work particularly well as room dividers in a loft area or a studio. A sliding door with glass panels might also be perfect for a closet or wardrobe door, or as a door in which to house shelving for a bar area that can be locked while visible bottles of liqueur may help to present a classic bar service feel.
A colored glass panel may add a new quality to a room, such as a deep red panel in a study or where family members may meditate, or more calm and quiet blue colored glass in a study or office. Laminated glass may also be an option in order to prevent breakage or injury, as well as glass that is at least five inches thick. Possibilities for using glass panels in both doors and windows are multitudinous and limited only by one’s own style, imagination, and budget.