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Complete Entryway Transformations with Decorative Glass

Entryways are the focal point of your home’s curb appeal. It’s the first thing people see and the first experience someone has entering your home. That’s why it’s important to spend a moment to consider how to best utilize the entrance to set the tone for the rest of the experience in your home. And we’ve got a perfect DIY project to help.

Plain 6-panel doors aren’t cutting it anymore. It’s time for something new, and decorative glass is the way to go. In less than an hour, you can easily cut a hole in your door and pop in a new beautiful piece of decorative glass that will make your entryway shine. Decorative glass in your door provides a lot of extra benefits:

  • Tons of natural sunlight into your home.
  • Unique look to your entrance.
  • Increased curb appeal and home value.
  • Less expensive than replace the entire door.

It sounds harder than it really is, so we’re going to give you the run-down for how it works.

1. Pick out the Perfect Glass

Every home’s design is different, so you’re going to want to spend a minute researching the different door glass designs available that can really compliment the rest of your home. The good news is that there are so many design options for glass that you won’t have a problem finding a design that you love.

glass swatches

You’ll also want to pick the size of your glass. There are two considerations to make here. First is the size of your door. Most standard entryways start out as a 6’ tall, 36” wide, 6-panel door.

Measurement Guide

Having a blank slate like this gives you all sorts of options. Checkout this handy dandy door measurement guide to find the right size glass for your size door.

2. Install the New Decorative Glass Insert

Now that you have your new glass, it’s time to complete that transformation. You’re going to want a jig saw to cut a hole into the door to create way for the new insert. Don’t worry, if you follow the provided installation guide, it’s a lot easier than you think and it will not ruin your door. In fact, it helps a lot if you watch someone else do it first.

After you make the cut, you’ll see in the video that the last step is to just slide the new insert into place, screw the frame in to hold everything together, and all the sudden it looks like a completely different door! Entryway transformed.

Polish, it off by popping in the screw hole covers and cleaning the window from smudges using window cleaner, and now you can enjoy all the benefits of a new entryway for a fraction of the cost of a new door.

Just to emphasis what door glass can do for your home, here’s a few examples of real homeowners that transformed their entryways using decorative glass.

Ready to transform your own door? Start shopping decorative glass inserts from Zabitat.

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