Add transom within existing door frame
My sister has 8' tall doors in rooms with 9'6" ceilings. She doesn't like the feel of these doors (too tall), and would like to install transom windows on the top part of the existing door frame, and replace the 8' doors with 6'8" doors.
The transoms would be just be fixed panes of glass, very simply framed.
She's thinking that she could just have her handyman install a 2x4 across the frame, then install a plain pane of glass with minimal framing. The the new 6'8" doors would be installed below.
What she's trying to avoid is reframing all the doors. Anyway, will this work? If so, any thoughts on how to do it well?
Thanks so much,