There was a white solid door to my kitchen that I never liked because it blocked out the light and it just didn't feel right. A simple fix, replace it with a glass door.
I purchased an unfinished door from Home Depot and stained it myself, to save a little money.
1.) Sand it first.
2.) Stain it.
3.) Get the handyman to put it up! :)
It lets in the light from the laundry room
but still blocks out the noise from the washer/dryer.
I would love to put a glass door on my office, too.
I'm still working on remodeling my bathroom and I'm almost finished.
Things are still taking double and triple the time that I anticipate them to,
but this generic block house is really starting to feel homey to me. :)