I've been looking at new homes in my area (So Cal) and every builder seems to be doing panoramic doors these days. Is it just me or are they super impractical? 1) you get a full wall of glass... UV damages interior stuff (furniture, floors, plastics, etc.) 2) gotta find a window covering for a full wall of glass 3) seems like a pain if you are regularly going to go out to the back yard to open the huge door 4) cleaning headache 5) limits furniture placement (basically creates a dead useless wall) 6) lighting issue if the panoramic door is where your TV is 7) am I really ever going to open a full wall of glass to let all the critters in my house? 8) expensive to repair? if they leak or something like that? 9) the houses here are tract homes with small lots... I'd be looking at a brick wall... lovely view . I might re-think it if I had a view of the beach or a lake or something like that Builder would probably think I'm crazy lol, but I'd probably opt for a "panoramic door delete" and tell them to close it up and put a standard double window on this half of the wall and a true divided light French door on this half. A 2 + 2 x 1/2 side panels or even 2 + 2 x full side panels seems a lot more practical to me. Am I crazy? Panoramic doors seem like the latest design gimmick to me... when I built my current house in 2002, the gimmicks were rounded drywall corners and niches. Nobody likes those now and people drywall over the niches. I have a media niche and I don't like it now because it limits my TV size to 55" . Plus I had to get an expensive custom built cabinet. My house has rounded drywall corners... they look nice, I noticed no builder does that anymore... but I have basic standard base molding, so they do 2 angled pieces to get it to fit right. I think if I had more substantial moldings and/or crown, rounded corners would look silly.