Glass Doors Serve Multiple Functions in Modern Homes

If you are building or renovating your home, it is likely you are thinking about how to use space in the best way possible. Maximizing your use of space means not having extra space that consumes more energy (heating and cooling, for instance), as well as making the best use of small space. One of the ways that many contemporary home builders seek to provide an efficient use of space in the home is by replacing old standard hinge doors with sliding glass doors.

In the first place, a glass door allows for the entrance of ambient light into the house, which can mean less of a dependence upon electricity to keep the lights on, but probably more importantly, can lend itself to the aesthetic qualities of the home décor. The art of playing with light and manipulating it through architecture is thousands of years old, and both transparent glass windows and doors, as well as translucent frosted glass doors, lend themselves to this exploration.

One of the primary psychological advantages is that frosted glass doors that are framed by light, and transparent sliding glass doors that allow for the full entrance of light, tend to create the illusion that there is more space than might actually be the case.

Frosted glass doors, as well as transparent sliding doors, allow for an actual lengthening of space, as well, whether by replacing hinge doors that open outward into a room and take up space or by their use in small rooms in order to free up space for other kinds of furniture or items.

Unlike typical sliding glass doors, frosted glass doors in the interior of a home usually come with state-of-the-art technology and do not make the same kind of scraping sound when they slide as many back porch sliding doors do. Advanced technology keeps the doors well in their tracks, convenient and easier to use for those who are physically incapacitated than hinge doors or other possibilities.

Glass doors come with a variety of different kinds of materials for framing, as well as multiple styles and colors to choose from. Laminated sliding doors may be preferred by parents in a busy household due to their durability and intrinsic protection against injury should a child accidentally attempt to run straight through them. Due to the many different types and styles of doors, the possibilities for using sliding glass doors in the home are multitudinous. Some homeowners even find that they might install a frosted glass door in a certain area for effect alone and for the impact the door makes on the texture of the room and rest of the house.

Thanks to innovative design by The Sliding Door Co., you can find clear, laminated, linen, or frosted glass doors with clean, contemporary frames in a variety of finishes and a number of striking designs. We’ve set a new standard, and in the process we are changing the way people design and decorate their homes and offices. So when you’re looking to upgrade your home, condo, loft or office, visit to find a showroom near you, or email

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