If your foyer is a little too dark and gloomy, consider modifying your entryway to bring in more natural light. There are a number of different ways you can improve the flow of sunlight into your home, but you’ll find that focusing on your door and the surrounding areas can create a great effect that makes your home seem brighter and larger. Here are three door-related modifications you can make to increase sunlight in your foyer:
- Glass Doors: Glass doors are increasing in popularity throughout the White Plains area, particularly in homes with a more modern, minimalist look. Many people worry about safety issues with large panes of glass at the front door, but modern glass doors can be just as secure and durable as solid wood doors—security and privacy films, iron and fiberglass frames, and high-quality locks can help your home stay secure while increasing the amount of natural light that enters.
- Mixed Materials: If a glass door is not right for you, consider installing a fiberglass, iron, or wood door with glass panes in it. These doors offer the peace of mind associated with a solid door, and can suit home styles ranging from country to ultra modern. Choose from a wide range of frosted and textured panes to help you maintain privacy without sacrificing sunlight.
- Transoms: Transoms allow natural light to flow above your door into your foyer, which can help to improve the lighting of the area without modifying the door itself. Transoms come in all different shapes, styles, and patterns to make the area above your door both functional and fashionable.
For more information on entry doors and transoms, contact Affordable Windows and Doors. Call (845) 208-8686 for service throughout the White Plains area.