Adding sidelight windows to a door is a great way to lighten up a drab entry space, improve a home’s air quality, and create a stronger connection with the outdoors.
What is a sidelight window?
Sidelight windows are narrow vertical windows located on one or both sides of a door. They can be installed as individual units into individual rough openings but are most often built into the same frame assembly as the door itself. Traditional sidelights are stationary and don’t open or close, but some modern doors offer Wrought Iron Door sidelights that are fully operational. It’s common for sidelights to be installed along with transom windows, which are long, narrow horizontal windows located above a door.
A standard size door can appear disproportionately small on a home with a vast facade, wide pillars or large windows. Adding sidelights to a door will increase its overall presence and can pull it into proportion with other substantial architectural elements nearby.
Sidelights provide more natural light
Increasing the amount of natural light is the most compelling benefit of adding sidelights to a door. Natural light adds warmth and beauty to a room and can create a sense of openness. This is especially important in an entryway, which is a natural gathering place. Adding more light in an entry also makes it easier to track down shoes, coats, purses, etc. without having to turn on an overhead light.
Sidelight windows provide better views
Sidelights installed alongside a front door can announce arriving guests and help you keep an eye out for that delivery driver you’ve been waiting for. But sidelights are not just an option for front doors. They can also be built into patio doors, which is a great way to take full advantage of that stunning backyard landscaping you’ve worked so hard on.
The one potential shortcoming of a sidelight window is that you may not want folks outside looking inside your home. Some owners of sidelight windows choose to treat them with frosted or stained glass, sheer curtains, or other decorative options. Not only do these privacy solutions still allow light indoors, they also provide interesting design opportunities that can enhance your home’s look.
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There are thousands of sidelight sizes and styling combinations, so it’s impossible to state precisely the cost and style of the products you may be considering, Please feel free to contact us to get accurate design style and cost quotation.
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