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Your Guide to Decorative Door Glass

Love the look of a front door with decorative glass but have some concerns? We’re here to answer some of your top questions. There’s no denying that decorative glass can enhance the look of your entryway, but make sure you choose quality brands and materials. Some of the main things to consider when choosing a decorative door glass are as follows:

  • Privacy
  • Safety
  • Sunlight
  • Curb appeal

FRONT DOOR PRIVACY

Privacy can be a huge concern when it comes to decorative glass. However, every style of glass comes with a privacy rating of 1-10, with 10 being the most private glass available. Plus, you can even choose a layered glass that will provide plenty of privacy. When choosing a front door and glass, it’s important to consider your home and surrounding area in order to pick the best products for your property.

Do you have a large front yard full of trees? Then going with a larger glass that has a lower privacy rating might be a good choice. Is your home close to the main road? Then you’ll probably want to go with less glass and/or a higher privacy rating.

We’ll help you create a door that’s custom to your style and everyday life with quality materials you can trust. Our Design and Energy experts can also help you visualize this final look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying. You can also visit one of our showrooms to see which glass is best for your needs.

FRONT DOOR SAFETY

Is a front door with decorative glass safe? This is a common question and a top concern for homeowners. It will ease your mind to know that the glass used for front doors are tempered which means the material is stronger and harder to break. 

Plus, considering our homes are filled with glass windows and (possibly) patio doors, choosing decorative glass for your front door wouldn’t make your home any less safe.

Just make sure you’re choosing quality products from good brands. We source our doors from trusted, name-brand manufacturers like ProVia, Albany Door, Infinity by Marvin, among others.

FRONT DOOR SUNLIGHT

Would you love to have sunlight streaming in through your front door? People are usually concerned about safety, but sunlight can either be an issue or a “must have”. So that’s another thing to consider if you love decorative glass. Are you looking to increase or decrease the light that flows in?

Some choose to go full-glass when it comes to their front door and there are many benefits to that. Sunlight can be uplifting and energizing. Plus, the glass can open up your space and (possibly) offer a gorgeous view. Read here to learn more about the benefits of light in your home. 

However, if you have certain sensitivities or concerns with the amount of light that comes in then maybe go smaller with the glass and higher with the privacy rating. This will allow the decorative glass to block out more sun but still provide the style that you’re after.

FRONT DOOR CURB APPEAL

A front door is more than just a point of entry, it can help boost curb appeal, transform the facade, and increase the value of your home. Choosing a front door with decorative glass will tick all of those benefit boxes! Adding in a hand-stained design or artistic pattern can further enhance the look of your entryway. It’s a great way to make an impact without the cost of an extensive renovation.

We know that the front door can often get overlooked, but it’s what greets your guests and gives the first impression of your home so how about we make it a good one? Plus, if the decorative glass has always been on your wish list then we hope this post has helped address some of your concerns.

Our Design and Energy experts are happy to answer any more questions about decorative glass. We’re here to inspire you and your home in this new season! We’d love to make your vision come to life. As always, NEXT Door & Window offers no hassle-no pressure appointments so schedule yours today

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Transform Your Home with Specialty Windows

Sometimes our homes call for special shaped windows. Maybe you’re looking to diversify the windows in your home, add architectural elegance, or simply upgrade old specialty windows. With plenty of options at your disposal, you can be as creative as you want.

Transform Your Home with Specialty Windows

Transform Your Home with Specialty Windows

Window designs aren’t just restricted to squares and rectangles. By choosing other shapes like full or half-circles, triangles, or octagons, you can add an artistic element to an otherwise traditional home design. With the many shapes and sizes we offer, along with guidance from our Design and Energy Experts, we can help revamp your space.

Transform Your Home with Specialty Windows

Regardless of the style of window you desire for your residence, you can rest easy knowing that your new windows are assembled and supplied by some of the most trusted manufacturers in the window replacement industry. With our Home Visualizer tool you can try on styles and get a better idea of the overall result before making a decision.

Also know that even if the specialty window isn’t already in place in your home, we can help create it. Add an elegant arch or a unique angle to an otherwise plain window to give your home that wow factor. See more examples of this below.

Another thing to note is that since these specialty windows don’t normally open they can be very energy efficient. Energy efficient windows are key to winters in Illinois. Read more about energy efficiency HERE.

Specialty windows can also help to open up your space and create a more light-filled home. If you’ve read our post on bigger windows and open spaces, you’ll know that filling your home with natural light can bring an array of health benefits to your mind and body.

So, if you’re looking to upgrade old specialty windows or to go bold with a whole new look, NEXT Door and Window can bring that vision to life through thoughtful window design.

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4 Ways to Add Color to Your Home This Fall

Sometimes all a home needs is a little color to bring it back to life. As the colder weather approaches, it’s the perfect time to brighten up your home. It’s been said that a little bit of color can really lift your spirits when the days have been filled with grays.

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Whether it’s a custom colored window frame, quality door, or simply some new toss pillows, there are plenty of ways to add a dash of color to your home this fall.

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1. Colorful Doors

As you may have read from our previous post, we’re all for colorful doors! We hope it’s inspired you to brighten up your entryway, and at the same time increase the value of your home. Check out the last post to learn more about the benefits of updating your front door.


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2. Colorful Siding

If you’re feeling a bit bolder you can opt for colorful siding to really change the look of your home (and be the best looking house on the block). NEXT Door & Window offers plenty of options and colors, and if you cannot find the color you’re looking for it can be custom ordered. 


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Keep in mind; our Design and Energy experts can help you create the look of your dreams with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying. So no need to worry about making such a change without knowing exactly how it will look in the end. Colorful homes truly liven up a neighborhood. Try going to Charleston, SC or New Orleans without smiling at all the color around you.

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3. Colorful Window Frames

Another creative option to spruce up your home is colorful window frames. Who said your frames have to be neutral? We have our own in-house paint and stain department to color match your project perfectly. We’re really loving the pop of color here!


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4. Colorful Interiors

If you’re not looking to change up your exteriors just yet, there are still plenty of options to add color to your everyday home.

You can brighten up the backsplash in your kitchen.

Consider investing in bright new window treatments that will make a statement.

4 Ways to Add Color to Your Home This Fall
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Even just adding in colorful toss pillows and a rug can lighten up your space.

4 Ways to Add Color to Your Home This Fall
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We’re here to inspire you and your home in this new season. We’d love to make your vision come to life! Schedule your no hassle-no pressure appointment today to get started.

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Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal

A front door is more than just a point of entry, it can help boost curb appeal, transform the facade, and increase the value of your home. It truly is a great way to make an impact without the cost of an extensive renovation.

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal

According to Therma Tru’s “National Home Value Study”, by just replacing your front door you can increase the value of your property by $18,750. Now that’s an investment worth making!

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal
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We know that the front door can often get overlooked, but it’s what greets your guests and gives the first impression of your home so how about we make it a good one? We’ll help you choose a style that fits your life best, and a color that will instantly freshen up the entrance.

What We Offer

Besides increasing the value of your home, our doors offer:

  • Improved energy efficiency thanks to state-of-the-art insulation channels and perimeter seals, which helps to keep your home at the ideal temperature year-round.
  • Customizable features such as screen options, hardware choices, decorative glass offerings, and different stain colors to ensure a seamless integration with existing décor.
  • Protective manufacturer warranties that back our products, as well as the five-year labor warranty that comes with all of the work we perform.

Your entryway will be getting way more than just a makeover with our quality products.

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal

Door Brands & Materials

We source our doors from trusted, name-brand manufacturers like ProVia, Albany Door, Infinity by Marvin, among others. We offer impressive front doors available in a variety of materials that work best with your lifestyle, including:

  • Aluminum
  • Fiberglass
  • Steel
  • And more

Regardless of the entry door material you choose, you can count on years of durability, performance, and energy efficiency. Thanks to features such as state-of-the-art insulation channels and perimeter seals, your door will help to protect your home against the elements and lessen the burden on your HVAC system, thus improving energy efficiency.

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal
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Furthermore, our expert team can customize your door during installation to meet your preferences for appearance and functionality. You can select from a range of screen options, stain colors, and hardware choices to ensure a flawless finish that exceeds your expectations.

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal
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We’ll help you create a door that’s custom to your style and everyday life with quality materials you can trust. Our Design and Energy experts can also help you visualize this final look with our Home Visualizer tool that allows you to try on styles before buying.

Front Doors That Add Instant Curb Appeal

Plus, now is a great time to renovate considering we’re offering 33% off door installations (ends 9/30/18). As always, NEXT Door & Window offers no hassle-no pressure appointments so schedule yours today

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Does Your Home Need New Siding?

Siding can drastically change the look of your home and its curb appeal. However, it’s not just about the looks. Siding is key to protecting your home in all types of climates. There are telltale signs that will show you when it’s time to get new siding for your home. Some of those include:

• Faded, cracked, loose, or blistered boards
• Hail or wildlife damage, depending on where you live
• Rotting or mold
• Feeling the drafts along the wall and having high energy bills (siding can make a big difference in eliminating drafts)
• No longer able to maintain the old siding, and need a longer-term solution

Maybe it’s not one of the obvious issues above, and the color is just outdated and you want a new look. Maybe you’re planning to sell your home, and know that updating the siding can boost the resale value. Here’s what an upgraded color can do for your home:

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Whatever the reason for new siding is, NEXT Door & Window can make the change a simple and professional experience. We carry the most popular and trusted brands in siding including James Hardie and Crane Siding. Plus, during your free consultation, you can see your finished home come to life in our Home Visualizer Tool! No second-guessing here.

Take a look at some before and after photos to get a better idea of what siding can do for your home.

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NEXT Door & Window offers plenty of options and colors, and if you cannot find the color you’re looking for it can be custom ordered. We chose our brands very carefully because we know the impact the quality of the product can have on your home. We also know that professional installation is equally important and we are dedicated to providing the best service possible.

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Crane siding offers features that elevate your home’s facade while protecting it from any type of weather. Learn more about our Crane products HERE. With James Hardie, you’ll be choosing one of the most popular sidings in America. It offers your home beauty and durability, and will also protect it in all sorts of climates. Read more on James Hardie HERE

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If you’re ready for a change or know that your home is in need of new siding, contact us today to help you start visualizing the new look. Call us to schedule your free consultation at 630-280-2748 or click HERE.

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