door glassHave you ever noticed how some smaller houses actually look larger than they really are? It’s by design and it usually involves the idea of bringing the outdoors in.

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Imagine having a small room with one window and a solid door. Now imagine that same room with multiple windows, a glass door, and a skylight. Being able to see the outdoors, along with all of the natural light makes the room look larger. Now you probably don’t want to replace your windows and cut through your roof to install a skylight, but replacing your door will only set you back a few hundred dollars, and it isn’t major surgery to install.

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So if you get rid of your solid door and install a glass door, you can see through to the outside. If having clear glass makes you uncomfortable, you can certainly choose an obscure glass which will still allow light in, but not allow someone passing by to see inside. Certainly you could choose clear glass and place a window treatment on the door, or just choose the door with built in blinds inside the panes of glass. Going a step further, you can add a patio or deck to extend the living space and then you can add double doors for a more open area.

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