Glass Doors are also called French Doors
Glass doors should be considered in at least one place in a house. They are unique, beautiful and let in so much light. The photo on the left is a ‘decorative’ glass door. The photo on the right is a ’15-lite’ door.
There are only 4 general door styles: flush or slab, paneled, louvered and glass. Some manufacturers might refer to these classifications as “types” or “design”. There are countless variations available within each. The variations come from all the other choices associated with the doors, like: the type of glass, lite pattern, type of casing, the panels, profiles and finish.
Features of glass doors are:
- Also called French doors.
- These doors contain glass in some sort of panel. The “panels” in a glass door are called lites (spelled correctly). The panels have different names, depending upon their configuration. If the panels are the same size each and can be counted that way, then it is named as such. For instance, the photo on the right below shows a 15-lite door. The door on the left does not have evenly sized lites (that can be counted) and is therefore thrown under the general category of “decorative glass”.
- Most people think of French doors as exterior units, but they can be used successfully between interior rooms of the house as well.
- Glass doors provide variety, let in light and add “tastefulness” to the space.
- Because they are different, there is no need for these doors to match the others throughout the house. Just because you have 2-paneled doors throughout your house doesn’t mean that a 9-lite dining room door wouldn’t look great!