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Interior Glass Doors for the Modern Home

Aug 8, 2008
When deciding to remodel an old home or decorate a new house, there are many things to consider. Many people often forget about the doors in their homes, and instead focus on other design elements such as carpeting and floors, wall paint, light fixtures, and curtains.

Doors are an essential part of the home--you go in and out of doors every day, you open and shut doors all the time. Doors can both add to and detract from the beauty, harmony, and sophistication of a house, so do give them just as much consideration as you give the carpet and the walls.

In the modern day, there is a strong trend toward using interior glass doors instead of wooden doors due to glass's beauty, sophisticated look, and its ability to let light travel from room to room.

A well-lit, cheerful house has been proven to keep up your mood, fight depression, and help you become more productive, because your body and brain naturally work better when you're happier.

Interior glass doors can be used for many things--they can lead to the outside as patio or deck doors, while allowing plenty of light into the back rooms of your home.

They can lead from room to room (and even to the bathroom--but you may want to consider using a frosted glass door, which is translucent but still allows light through), and will create a wonderfully well-lit atmosphere if you use only glass doors.

Interior glass doors are also often used for the shower, though those doors are generally frosted glass or textured in some way to make them translucent.

However, having glass shower doors is wonderful, because it allows plenty of light to pour into the shower when you are inside, instead of suffering the darkness caused by a shower curtain.

Interior glass doors can even be used on cabinets and closets. Cabinets usually require a thinner, though unbreakable, glass; because glass is not like wood (which allows for easy hinges and nails), you may want to consider sliding cabinet doors if you are indeed going to use interior glass doors for your cabinets.

Glass doesn't usually work very well with hinges, so rail systems will have to do the trick. You can also try revolving cabinet doors, and that will add a creative, splendidly elegant design to your home.

Closets often also use interior glass doors, though usually glass doors are reserved for larger, usually walk-in, closets, as the door must be slid to the side in order to access the contents of the closet.

When selecting the interior glass doors to grace your home, be sure to obtain the correct size measurement, and stick with a thickness of about 20 mm for outside doors, and about 10 to 15 mm for interior glass doors. Interior glass doors will add a touch of daylight and happiness into your home, and you will be sure not to regret having installed them.
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