Optimizing the natural light in your home can make your time indoors more enjoyable. Most homeowners like letting in the sunlight to illuminate their home’s interior during the day and having visual access to the outdoors. Large, thoughtfully placed windows can help accomplish this, but don’t overlook entry door sidelights.
What are sidelights?
Sidelights are the vertical windows installed along an entry doorway’s long edges. Very customizable, they come in various standard widths, with glass that either fully or partially fills the frame. Sidelights can be placed along both sides of the door or just one. In addition, you can choose clear, etched or frosted glass, and you can opt for a grille design as well. While most sidelights are inoperable, there are models now that will allow you to open them, if that’s a feature that matters to you. Sidelights usually come as part of the front door, but you can also purchase them separately.
Benefits of including sidelights with your front door replacement
With all the options available, sidelights are an easy way to put your personal touch on the focal point of your home’s exterior. They provide curb appeal and visual interest to your front door. Sidelights are also practical! Entryways can be dark and dim, located in spaces where it’s difficult to install a window. Sidelights bring in some natural light, so you can find a pair of matching shoes and check your reflection before heading out the door. And it won’t be at the expense of your energy bill. You can rest assured that modern sidelights are designed to be energy efficient.
Your current door may already have sidelights, so making an update will be easy! When selecting a front door replacement, choose a sidelight option that fits your preferences and budget. The experts at Torwin can help advise if you’re unsure what will work best for your home. We can even create a custom piece according to your specifications. If your door doesn’t have sidelights, but you have your heart set on them, we can still make it happen. To maximize the impact of your front door, our contractors can help you increase the size of your entry to incorporate sidelights and even an oversized door if you’d like. Our pros will come to evaluate your home and current door and discuss the best way to complete the job while minimizing disruption.
Even if you know you want sidelights as part of your front door replacement project, it can be hard to settle on a style that will complement your home and front door. At Torwin, we’ve worked on hundreds of door replacement jobs, and we consider it part of our service to consult with you, helping you visualize your choices until you’re confident in your selections.
Make a solid first impression with a front door replacement by installing sidelights. Reach out to us today and get started!