Builder grade entry door with one sidelight

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If I choose to replace this door, because there is already a sidelight, do I need to find another door with a sidelight, as well?
q builder grade entry door with one sidelight, curb appeal, doors, lighting, porches
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  • Z Z on Oct 26, 2015
    You can replace the door and leave the sidelight.

  • Donna Donna on Oct 26, 2015
    Thanks for the reply. I don't want the side light..do I need to keep it if/when I replace the door?

    • Z Z on Oct 26, 2015
      @Donna, you don't have to keep it, but you would have to fill in the area somehow.

  • Kim Kim on Oct 27, 2015
    Your door is pretty, why change it. I made panels with fabric on both sides so it is pretty thru the window and on the inside of the house. I sewed (non-sticky) Velcro to the fabric and stuck the sticky velcro to the wood. The Velcro is white so it matches my wood, that way I you want to take the panels down it isn't noticeable. This could be a solution until you decide if you really want to change the door. I hope you can see picture good.

    • Donna Donna on Oct 27, 2015
      @Kim Thanks for the idea. I'll look into that until we can find the perfect door! Your entryway look so homey and inviting!! (I'll be over in time for lunch!!)

  • Marie Alesi Caruana Marie Alesi Caruana on Oct 27, 2015
    You might want to put shelves in the sidelight and use them as a feature for pretty things you have at home or change the decor on the shelves with the seasons.

    • Donna Donna on Oct 27, 2015
      @Marie Alesi Caruana excellent idea! Although I think they wouldn't last very long with my crazy dogs!! ;)

  • Jill Jill on Oct 27, 2015
    No, you don't need to keep the sidelight or buy a new door with it. You can simply replace the door with a complete new pre-hung door, and reframe out the wall on that side, insulate it and put drywall up inside and siding or continue the stucco outside. But if privacy is the issue, you can either put up drapes on the window or frost it.

    • Donna Donna on Oct 27, 2015
      @Jill Frosting the side light window sounds like a great idea!! Thanks!! :)