Tips for choosing your own perfect glass door design.

How to choose a glass door.

If you’re considering changing the doors in your home, you might just be shocked at just how many door options and styles are out there. Not only do you need to choose the material surrounding your glass doors, you also need to consider whether or not your door needs to be locked, its opening mechanisms and any fixtures you would like.

So, where do you start when it comes to your perfect glass door design? Well, to get you started, here are some of the most popular door designs that UK residents have in their homes.

Interior Glass Hinged Doors

Most commonly, many of us have wooden interior doors that we tend to gloss over every year or so to try and brighten our homes. The problem with these wooden doors, though, is that they can feel heavy – especially when you have a small space. Worse still, without any glass panelling, these doors block natural light from naturally travelling through our home, making rooms feel darker than they should.

Which is why glass doors are so wonderful. Fitting easily where your old doors were, your new hinged doors give the illusion of a grander space in your home, as they don’t obstruct your vision. Plus, these heavy doors will stay open and can come with various closing speed options. Of course, for rooms where you need a little more privacy, such as a bathroom or bedroom, simply opt for an etched design. Here you can let your creative mind go wild, choosing from a large number of designs to fit your own style.

Glass Sliding Doors

If you are looking to open up your home, giving it the feel of open plan living, sliding glass doors are a clever and contemporary way to add space to a home. Especially effective through living room, dining rooms and kitchens, with a glass sliding door you can simply slide your door away, giving the impression of an open space.

Not only will this make your home feel larger, with light travelling through your home easily, you still have the option of sliding your doors out and closing off an area. Which means you get the best of both worlds.

Bespoke Glass Doors  

Of course, every one of us is unique. Where we all have different homes and senses of style. Which is why, if you want something totally made for you, a bespoke service might be your best option. As, with a bespoke service, you’ll be able to have glass doors designed to make the best of use of the space in your home.

For instance, the downstairs in your home might be complimented by sliding glass doors while other rooms would benefit from hinged doors. You might even want to transform your home with a sliding glass wall that opens on to your garden or patio. Which is why you would like a bespoke service, where an expert can asses your home and advise on the best options to enhance your home with glass.

Plus, with a bespoke design you can really have a hand in the design of any etched glass designs. Which means you can really create a door that will fit into the theme and style of your home.

Whether you’re looking for one door or your whole home transformed with glass doors, by choosing to speak to our Go Glass team, we can help talk you through all the options for your home.

Telescopic and Bi-folding glass doors

A perfect way to maximise space in an opening. Telescopic sliding glass doors will open to give 2/3rd of the opening and Bi-fold glass doors will allow for 90% of the opening giving options for movable glass walls.

How do I choose a glass design?

Why not choose something bespoke and unique. Go Glass has a range of glass door designs which are individually scaled to fit your glass door. Created by one of the UK’s leading glass designers Clive Sparkes, this range has something for every style of home be in traditional or contemporary. Geometrics, botanicals and even the human form are all designed to enhance your glass doors which become a piece of glass art in the home or office.

What are the different types of glass for doors?

The most important thing to remember when choosing a supplier for your glass door is that it should be a UK-manufactured toughened safety glass. The thickness should be a minimum of 8 or 10mm and the edges highly polished as the glass doors are frameless.

If you are looking to maximise the light then use a clear glass, low iron glass is now becoming much more popular and eliminates a high percentage of the green which is common in float glass. If privacy is important use a sandblasted etched or satin glass. This glass is normally coated with an easy clean coating such as Ritec Clearshield so that the glass door stays looking as good as the day it was installed.

What is the trend for internal doors?

Definitely, satin or etched sandblasted which gives a contemporary look to any room. Tinted glass is also becoming popular with options including bronze and grey but also now available in a Black finish. Fluted or Reeded glass became popular in the 1960’s but has re-emerged in glass interior home design. This is now available in 8 and 10mm thickness and so can be incorporated into glass design