Some popular design solutions for steel doors with glass include making the door or doors largely out of glass with a delicate steel frame. This type of solution reminds the viewer of Japanese shoji and offers a view into another space in the house.
A group of folding doors can have stainless steel frames set with single, large glass pains that are translucent but not transparent. These doors offer privacy while letting light into a room. One front door is made of heavier stainless steel with inserts of opaque green-blue glass that resembles sea glass. Another entryway is made of a steel door with horizontal glass panels and a sidelight set with a long, thin pane of glass.