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The Big Difference a New Front Door Makes
This is Part 2 of an Outdoor series of how I changed the look of our house. You can find where I painted the aluminum siding at Part 1 here.
Not only did I not like the color of our front door, I wanted to change the style. This was a project that could not be fixed with paint.
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Our local home improvement store was having a sale, so we bought a new front door along with a new screen door. I wish they would coordinate the designs of their screen doors with their entry doors. It seems that the halfway bar should be at the same level as the bottom of the half glass window– instead of with a couple inches gap. Oh well. We had the door painted to match the same white as the screen door.
The brass light fixture was rusted, so later on we switched it with one the previous homeowners had left for us. (You can see the new one here.)
Later on, I will show you what I did to make the brick sidewalk look better, and also what I did with the trim around the door! Here is a closeup of our new door! The half window really let a lot more light into the house, which is exactly what I wanted. The screen door has a roll down screen. It is very handy to have. It means that I can quickly move the screen to call the kids, without letting the cat out of the house. This new door set was one of the more expensive things we did to our house, but it was well worth the investment.
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