There are many ways that you can customize your home’s exterior to fit your taste, but everyone knows that your entry door makes one of the biggest visual statements. After all, it serves as the gatekeeper and focal point of your home as it welcomes family and friends. While many people choose a stylish door, they still feel as if something is missing. Fortunately, doors with sidelights are a simple solution to improve the overall appearance of your home.

What are Sidelights?

Sidelights are windows that are placed right next to your doorway. They come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes.You can completely customize your sidelights to complement your door replacement and really bring your entryway to the next level. In fact, if your door has decorative glass, you can even add a matching design to your sidelights to tie it all together. If you choose to install sidelights in your home, you can expect to enjoy at least three major benefits.

1. Enhance Curb Appeal

First and foremost, it is hard to ignore the aesthetic impact sidelights have in your home. If you are looking for a way to increase the curb appeal and make your home the envy of all your neighbors, you don’t need to look any further. Your guests will all be impressed by your elegant doorway. Best of all, adding sidelights to your home can increase its appeal to prospective buyers, and they just might help you get more money out of your house.

2. Increase Natural Light

While you might think that the windows are just for looks, they also play a noticeable functional role. In fact, the windows benefit your home’s interior by brightening it up! Depending on the size and transparency of your windows, you can add a significant amount of natural lighting to your home by installing these two windows beside your door. If you want to maximize the amount of natural light in the entryway of your home, you should pair long sidelights with an entry door that has a window as well.

3. A Glimpse of the Outside World 

Lastly, windows were made to be looked through. While these sidelights might seem like they are just for decoration, they can let you take in the view outside. However, they can also help you see who is at your door. Rather than trying to look through the awkward peephole, you can look out your window to get a better view before you open the door.

If you are sold on the idea of installing sidelights in your home, we encourage you to contact us at My WindowWorks. You can call us to learn more about our products and door installation services we have to offer, or you can fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation estimate for your project.