Why Decorative Door Glass is the Perfect Fit for Your Home

We all hear the term “curb appeal” thrown around when it comes to our homes, but why does it even matter?  It matters because when it’s time to sell your humble abode, the more curb appeal it has, the better. Simply put, curb appeal increases the value of your home.

Your front door is a huge contributor to your home’s curb appeal. Not to mention, it’s the first thing that guests see when visiting your home. If you find that your current door is falling apart and isn’t doing anything to help the curb appeal of your home, it may be time for a replacement entry door.

There are many features you can add to your entry door that will increase its curb appeal – one of them being decorative door glass.  Learn all about decorative glass and why you should incorporate it into your home’s design.

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Types of Decorative Door Glass

There a few styles of decorative glass available. Each type works in their own way to provide a unique touch to any entryway.

Carved Glass

Carved glass is exactly what it sounds like – glass that has a design carved into it. The reason carved glass is so popular is because there’s so much variety with it. The design options are endless and you’re sure to find something to fit your home’s style.

Since the glass is literally carved, you can feel the grooves of the design if you run your fingers over it. If don’t like that, one of the other decorative glass options is probably a better fit for you.

Stained Glass

Also known as art glass, stained glass is most commonly found in churches and museums but that shouldn’t intimidate you. More and more homeowners are opting for this decorative door glass option for a simple reason – it’s absolutely beautiful no matter the design of it. Stained glass brings elegance and color to a typically boring part of your home’s exterior.

Plus, it’s super versatile. There are so many design options out there to fit the look of any home. Since stained glass is recommended to be used as an accent piece, it’s best utilized in the front door.

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Privacy Glass

Clear glass gives your entry door a classic and polished look but is less desirable in terms of privacy. If privacy is what you’re after, clear glass isn’t the option for you.  That’s where decorative door glass comes in – more specifically frosted and opaque glass.

Frosted glass blurs the inside and the outside which doesn’t allow people to see into your home but still allows sunlight through.  If you’re not a fan of how frosted glass looks, there are other opaque glass options as well that can bring additional character to your entry door.

Benefits of Decorative Door Glass

No matter which glass type you go with, they all provide similar benefits.


Are you a fan of color? If so, then stained door glass is for you. Want an intricate design but color is not your cup of tea? Carved glass is your best fit. Is privacy your main concern? The solution for your front door is privacy glass.

Whether you choose carved, stained or privacy glass, one thing holds true for all three types. They can be customized to fit your home’s design needs. With the number of simple and elegant options available, you can be sure to find a design that will work perfectly for you.

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As a homeowner, it’s always top of mind to keep your home as safe as possible. Decorative glass does just that in a couple of ways.

You might love a lot of glass in your entry door but sometimes we require a level of privacy that clear glass just can’t provide. Every style of decorative glass comes with a privacy rating on a scale of 1-10. 1 being the least private to 10 being the most.

Not only that, but most entry doors have glass that is tempered. This means that the glass has been treated with heat or chemicals to increase its strength. As a result, the glass is harder to break. However, if tempered glass is broken, it breaks into small, circular pieces instead of sharp, jagged ones.


Obviously, the biggest benefit of incorporating decorative glass into your entry door is the beauty that the glass provides.

It’s a great way to add visual interest to your home’s exterior. The glass in your door becomes the focal point of your entryway, while at the same time giving people a glimpse of your own personality.

Plus, beauty and curb appeal go hand in hand. The more beautiful the entry door, the more curb appeal your home has.

Decorative Door Glass is the Best Option

There are many decorative glass options available to completely customize your front door to reflect the style of your home and your personality.

If you’re ready to replace your current door and incorporate decorative glass in your home’s design, we’re here to help you out. Our front entry doors come with many features including decorative glass options in a variety of designs. Get a free quote today and see why over 400,000 delighted customers have trusted us with their home improvement projects!

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