Sidelight frames don’t only need to be placed right next to your entrance door. They are also a great way for the modern home to get extra light into the rooms without removing privacy. Sidelights also make a room look bigger and more welcoming because of the extra light they are allowing in.
One interesting quality about having a sidelight frame is that it can be symmetrical or asymmetrical, depending on what you prefer. Both styles give their own characteristics to a wall and accentuate the room with a little extra decoration.
Sometimes a person wants to have a large door but doesn’t necessarily want to use the entire space for the door. This often happens with sliding doors that have transparent glass panels which lead to a common room. The sidelight allows the homeowner to have the maximum amount of light without occupying all the wall space with sliding doors.
Sidelights are also perfect for offices. Many executives prefer not to have a glass panel door but want to have some kind of view to the outside of the office. The side windows allow the executive to view the outside and allow people to see if he or she is in a meeting without interrupting them.
Sidelights can also be used instead of windows. A homeowner might want more light to enter their home, but don’t want to go through the messiness of adding a whole new window. Sidelights are simpler to install.
They are also a good idea for doors that lead to the garage area. They allow you a see into the garage area if anyone has broken in to your home. This will allow you to lock that door and quickly call security or vacate the home before they get into the house. It is also a good way to allow a bit of extra light in, given there is a window in the garage.
Overall, their best quality is that they allow the natural light to travel throughout the rooms of the house. High amounts of natural light allow the household to save money on daytime electricity usage. They also open up the rooms to create the illusion of it being bigger and more spacious.