The pros and cons of choosing glazed, unglazed or translucent internal doors for any given project? That’s a question you need to ask yourself when fitting out a space – and there’s no easy answer. Each material has its own particular set of strengths and weaknesses, making it the perfect fit for different types of spaces.
Types of Glazed Internal Doors
There are three main types of glazing systems for internal doors: glazed, etched & patterned glass, obscure glazing systems and varnished glass. Glazed is the most common type of internal door window. The others have been developed specifically to address various technical issues associated with using glass in interior door units.
There is a wide variety of internal glazed doors available from a vast array of manufacturers. Glazed internal doors are more commonly used in bedrooms, bathrooms, and cloakrooms but can be found in recreational rooms, utility rooms, and lounges.
Glazed Internal Doors bring the outside in
The perception of an open floor plan is a home that is easy to live in and very comfortable. The truth is that this is hard to design and hard to build. It is not as easy as you might think. Glazed doors can be the right choice for allowing access from the interior of your home to the exterior without sacrificing privacy. A glazed door can be more than just a glass door or a patio door, and it can be both. For homes with an open floor plan with regular family traffic, a glazed door can make a dramatic difference in functionality and style that will truly make it feel like one great room versus separate rooms.
Warm colours in the home can extend the season of warmth and summer feeling. You don’t even need a sunroom to enjoy the shade of light entering through windows. Wider windows with white frames are perfect for glazing doors. Glazing opens up closed-in spaces and brings the outdoors inside. It’s like living in your very own patio on those rainy days, and while refreshing to have light pouring from outsides, but it’s not always what you want when you want privacy. In some homes, windows have been too small or isolated to provide minimal lighting.
Tinted or Unglazed Internal Doors?
It’s a classic debate that surfaces again and again on interior design forums: tinted or unglazed internal doors? It’s also one of those broad questions that takes in a considerable amount of potentially useful information, so it’s worth taking some time to give a proper, considered answer.
Tinted or unglazed internal doors are popular in most of modern European house designs. Because the glass is often tinted, it blocks out light when the door is closed. The simplicity of this design hides many secrets and allows natural light to enter through the cracks of the door. This trick works exceptionally well on light-coloured interiors with warm woods and soft lighting effects. If you are going to green your interior, look for something with an interior door that’s tinted, especially if you have a separate entrance or Hallway.