May 27, 2020

Every homeowner that we have the pleasure of working with has one important thing in common: they care about the integrity and appearance of their home. At Bavarian Window Works, our job is to help you realize these goals for your home.

If you’d like to update your home’s front entrance, to increase your curb appeal and resale value, or because it’s time for a much-needed update, here are our top recommendations for how to boost your home’s front entrance.


Installing a transom or updating your existing transom is a really great way to add some character to your front entrance. There are many different design styles to choose from, including modern transoms, like the photo below, more traditional arc shaped transoms, and oversized versions. Speak with a member of our team so we can help make your idea a reality by planning your redesign, or employing a retrofit with a contractor if needed, to help you get the entrance of your dreams.

Here are just some of the glass choices available for transoms by Therma-Tru:

Example of a modern transom.


A more traditional style of transom.


MasterGrain Door with an extra-large single Sidelite.

Sidelites are another stunning and effective way to boost your home’s front entrance — from the inside and out. Many of our customers are asking to have their double-door entryways changed into a single door with one or two sidelites, like the MasterGrain photo above.

There are many different arrangements and orientations to choose from and a lot of choices when it comes to decorative glass. You can create the perfect entryway for your lifestyle by customizing the amount of natural light and privacy that you would like.

Here are just a few glass options you will have access to when designing your sidelites, courtesy of Therma-Tru:


Upgrade Your Door

There are many design, colour, and material choices to choose from when it comes to exterior doors, including wood, fibreglass, aluminum, vinyl, and more.

Adding a multi-point lock to your main entry door is the finishing touch that will provide you with enhanced security and peace of mind. Our doors can be customized, with the option of choosing from many different styles, materials, and finishes. If you are undecided about which type of front door to buy, here is a blog that can help.

Opt For A Phantom Screen

Phantom screens are a great addition to your home’s entrance for both function and fashion. They are sleek screen doors that retract when not in use. They provide great ventilation and airflow, and protection from insects. In many cases, these screens are replacing the need for fixed screen doors.

If you need more inspiration to get started on your home improvement project, visit our showroom in Kitchener. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a quote, contact us here and we will be happy to help get started!

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