Stained Glass Sidelights Let the Light Shine in San Antonio

Stained Glass Sidelights Let the Light Shine in San Antonio

Stained Glass sidelights can open up your San Antonio home’s entryway and give it more natural light. Some homes have entryways that are closed off and dark all the time. The front door might open into a cramped foyer or narrow hallway. And since we all seem to prefer as much natural light inside our homes as we can get, you might be wondering if there’s any solution.

One way to give these entryways more light is by installing stained glass sidelights. Sidelights are those narrow, non-opening windows that are usually installed to one or both sides of the front door, allowing more light to come in. But if they are just made of regular clear glass, like the rest of the windows in your home, they can compromise your privacy, allowing people at your front door to see into your home.

If you install stained glass sidelights, using frosted, colored, or textured glass, the light will shine through, warming up the dark spaces, but your privacy will be unimpaired.


What if you don’t have sidelights at all? Stained Glass San Antonio can install them for you, after first creating the stained glass panels in any design, style, and color combination you choose. You might also want to think about having a transom window installed too, if your home’s structure will allow it. This is the narrow window above a front door. Redoing your entire entryway with new stained glass sidelights and a matching transom above the door will not just change the amount of light inside your home.

It will also add great value to the home, and turn your entryway into a beautiful beacon of welcome to all who come up your front walk—most especially you and your family.

Stained Glass San Antonio does a lot of sidelights, in fact entryways are one of our most highly requested projects. After all, your entryway is the first thing people see when they come to your home. It should make a fantastic first impression, correct?

Looking for some sidelight and entryway inspiration? We’ve got you covered right here in our gallery. Browse through it and you’ll see just a fraction of the hundreds of custom stained glass sidelights, transoms, and entryways we’ve created for our past customers.

If you see something and fall in love with it, we can do something similar for your home’s entryway. If you have your own ideas, work with one of Stained Glass San Antonio’s designers to create it in living color. Isn’t it great to know that the problem of a dark entryway or a lack of privacy in your entryway can be solve in such a unique and lovely way?

Give us a call if you’d like to set up a no-cost in-home consultation with one of our design staff today. (And don’t forget the stained glass solution for your office or any other commercial space as well.)

Martin Faith is a stained glass artisan from Glasgow and a collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. Martin has spent over 30 years perfecting his skills as a glassmaker and is well-versed in both traditional and modern techniques, as well as a range of stained glass styles, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Mackintosh, Prairie, Mission, and beveled glass. Shortly after moving to the United States, Martin started his own business selling stained glass windows. Stained Glass San Antonio has produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows and successfully completed hundreds of religious glass restoration projects for churches.

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