The front door of a home provides a gateway for visitors, so it's crucial to make it inviting. Plus, being highly visible from the street, its style will impact the facade. One possibility to consider is a leadlight door. Their benefits are explained below.

Improve the Kerb View

A beautiful leadlight entrance door improves the kerb view of a home and makes it stand out from a standard look. They provide a classy way to add decorative detail to the facade. The glass panels feature lines of lead that wrap around the glass shapes, which piece together like a jigsaw. Leadlight panels can combine different kinds of decorative glass and colours to coordinate the door with the building architecture, thus creating a harmonious whole.

Increases Indoor Brightness

A hallway in a house can be dark as these areas typically branch out into other rooms, and they may not feature a window. However, a leadlight door lets daylight stream inside. Additionally, the incoming light will be filtered by the hues and design of the glass panels and cause blue, green, or yellow light rays, for example, to flicker across the walls, floor, and ceiling. Once light filters inside, it will bounce between surfaces and waft into the adjoining rooms. Thus, the house as a whole will be brighter, and the better-illuminated hallway will seem more spacious.

Creates Privacy

Leadlight panels obscure the view through the front door, so you'll enjoy a bright open feeling without passersby being able to peer inside. Decorative glass comes in varying transparency levels, ranging from opaque to see-through. The colours also hinder the view through the door.

Design Options

Leadlight doors offer plenty of design options. You can opt for a pre-crafted door or have the entrance custom-designed to harmonise with your home, whether it's heritage or modern. For example, install an art deco design that features neutrally toned glass carved in geometric shapes. Alternatively, the glass can exhibit floral arrangements or pictures of birds. You may prefer to go with a straightforward pattern of repeating squares in different colours that create a chequerboard effect.

You'll have freedom of choice as various decorative glass types can combine in the design. Each of these emerges from a separate process, and they generate different looks. Patterned glass is moulded with textures during manufacture. Frosted glass is treated with acid or sandblasting techniques that erode the glass to create patterns. Stained glass is painted and baked in a kiln, fusing the colour to the glass.