When I originally spec'd out a door it was a 6' french door with 24" sidelights on each side of it. It was going to be shipped in 3 pieces and then mulled together in a single opening. Due to a couple of issues, it would be much better if I could put these in 3 separate openings, will 3.5" mullion between the door and each sidelight. My question is, is this going to look weird? I don't see any installations like this so I can't really grasp how it's going to look.
The way I figure, it's going to mean around 5" of gap in between the door and the sidelight (3.5" for the mullion, about .75" lost to the opening, and about .75" due to whatever I trim it with). Any opinions on how this would look? Thanks!
Yea it's structural. Our engineer came back and said we need a w6x25 beam. But there are issues furring out our 2x4 walls to 6" on on one side so I wanted to try to get us down to a 5" or even a 4" beam. hence the studs between the door and sidelights.