If you’re in the market for a front entry door with retro style, another option has become available. The Millwork Market recently started started offering DIY Lite Kits that allow you to (relatively) quickly and easily transform a plain, flat front door into a midcentury modern delight.
Disclosure: The Millwork Market is a new advertiser on the blog, although this story is not part of “our deal.”
Pre-made door lite kits were discontinued by Crestview Doors in 2013 (and it closed altogether later). Millwork Market’s revival of this product gives homeowners a third way to get doors with door lites into their front entryways.
- Want to consider making your own? See this story.
- Want to buy an entire pre-made door complete with lites, we have a story on six places to buy these .
Millwork Market’s door lite kits are likely especially good for homeowners who have a perfectly functional, plain slab door already in place and want to add a little more appeal without replacing the door. Another option: Look for a salvaged door at your local ReStore or salvage yard and add door lites.
The Millwork Market offers 22 different door lite kits, ranging in price from $144.50 to $867, depending on the number of lights included in the kit. Each kit can be customized with additional options: door lites sized for exterior or interior doors, single or double pane glass and clear or reeded glass. The kit comes with the appropriate door lite(s), adhesive and instructions for installation.
Choosing which road to take when creating or buying the midcentury door of your dreams is a personal choice, but by golly — it sure is nice to have all these options available to choose from, isn’t it?