When you walk through your front door, what are you hoping for on the other side? A welcoming environment? An inviting space? Do you wish that warm inviting feeling started even as you came up your front walk, and was noticeable to everyone? If so, then you might need to do a bit of renovation on your home’s entryway. We’re talking about the stained glass kind!

There are many homes with entryways that are very dark and frankly, a bit dreary. Entryways that open into cramped and dark foyers or hallways. One way to add more light and openness is with sidelight stained glass windows. Sidelights are those narrow panes of glass that sit on one or both sides of the door and allow more light to come in, while still providing the privacy that every homeowner wants and deserves.

Why do we love the light so much in our homes? Natural light has been proven to be a mood enhancer, important to our emotional health. So it’s no wonder that dark corners are a turnoff and people frequently complain, “I loved the house but it just didn’t get enough light. I need light!”

Do you have sidelights, but never thought about doing anything different with them? If so, adding stained glass to your sidelights and perhaps a stained glass panel to your front door will give your entryway a fabulous designer look.

What if you have no sidelights? If home renovation is on your mind, of course you want something that will actually add real value to your house. Have you ever considered adding either one or two sidelights to your entryway (depending on space) and filling them with some gorgeous, value-adding, privacy-saving custom stained glass?

Our photo gallery is filled with pictures of custom sidelights and entryways we’ve created over the years for our clients. If you scroll through it, you’ll see them along with other examples of our custom glass art. If you’d like to see even more examples of stained glass sidelights, click here and here. As you can see from the photos, you can have just the sidelights done in stained glass, you can do the sidelights and the front door, or you can even add a stained glass transom window above your front door, for a truly finished and impressive entryway.

Custom stained glass sidelights are a classic. The look is luxe. The feel is high-end. The pleasure is visual, striking, and ongoing. Don’t be surprised if your neighbors follow your lead, causing a flood of stained glass that will turn your street from ordinary to outstanding!

Turn your entryway into a statement of how you feel about your home with custom stained glass sidelights. Because after all, there’s no place like home.

Martin Faith

Martin Faith is a proud Scotsman, art connoisseur, and the owner of Custom Stained Glass. Martin learned how to make stained glass windows in Glasgow and possesses over 35 years of industry experience. After moving to the United States, he began selling items from his antique collection and opened his own studio. Today, his company produces some of the finest stained glass windows in the nation. Over the years, Martin's company has created more than 50,000 custom stained glass, beveled, and leaded glass windows for homes, churches, and buildings across the country.