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Old 02-04-2015, 06:12 PM
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I would go with solid door. A door with glass is so easy to break into, just break a little glass and reach inside and unlock it. JMHO
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:05 PM
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Shimpy, If we did elect to go with a solid door, what about the side light? Someone could just as easily break that and turn the inside door lock.

I think the leaded decorative doors are beautiful and do add light, but in my model, you do feel exposed as you walk through the home. I can't even pretend that I'm not at home for the door to door solicitors, as I can't cross from one room to another without being seen. LOL

I admit I'm used to a solid door with a peephole. I could always see who is ringing the bell without letting on I'm home.

I'm torn on which way to go but think the frosted vinyl will solve the immediate privacy problem for now. I just keep thinking about all of my UPS packages and the UPS delivery guy getting a shock!

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:18 PM
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I agree with CFrance. A simple and elegant solution.
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I just keep thinking about all of my UPS packages and the UPS delivery guy getting a shock!
Don't worry, the UPS guys have probably seen everything on their routes.
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Just remember to close the bedroom door. A curtain on the door might work.
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:42 PM
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The frosted glass "contact paper" is a nice option. We have seen it used and it does look just like frosted glass.

We opted for a solid door. The glass options are lovely, but I would always feel as though I were being watched. Ours is a very nice 6 panel door. We had a "rain glass" sidelight which makes it impossible to see inside, while still letting light pass through.

I'm really not paranoid. I just don't like the idea that someone could be at the front door watching inside with out our knowledge. I guess we need a dog! LOL!
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We have fabric shades on our front door. They work great for blocking the view of the inside from the outside. You just need to remember to put it down when you want privacy.
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Shimpy, If we did elect to go with a solid door, what about the side light? Someone could just as easily break that and turn the inside door lock.
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In the last home I had I had that side light replaced with glass blocks. It let light in but wasn't going to be broken. In another home with the same side glass I installed another dead bolt lock that could only be opened with a key from the inside. I put the key on a nail far away from the side light. This gave me security that someone couldn't reach inside and unlock the door, but I could in an emergency open the door from the inside.
I'm more concerned with security than how it looks even though I really like the looks of the glass doors, but impractical.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:44 PM
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I have frosted my front door with the spray that comes from an aerosol can. You can tape off all areas you don't want frosted, and when you are tired of it, it scrapes off. It looks like the real thing and costs very little. The more you apply, the more opacity you get.
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