What Does Your Front Door Say?

What Does Your Front Door Say?

My brother has a theory.  He said that you can tell a lot about a person from their shoes.  And when you think about it it’s true (I haven’t told him that.)  Next time you see someone, look at their shoes. Are they polished & tidy or scuffed at the toes? Are they the latest style or 10 years old ?  Can you see where he got this theory from ?

I think front doors are a lot like shoes.  They can say a lot about the house.  What does your front door look like ?  Is it clean and polished or tired and worn looking ?  Is it the latest style or has it not been updated for about 10 years.

First Impressions

What your mother always said about first impressions is so true.  Your door makes the first impression for your home. It says what its going to be like inside.

The Latest Trend In Doors

If your door needs replacing, the latest trend in doors these days are wood doors.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  They are very suitable for high-mid to higher end priced homes.

exterior front door, wood









wooden door, oak









Wooden doors are very popular and trendy but also come with an expensive price tag.  If your home is in a high price tag range, then it would be the most suitable choice.  But what if you home is a starter home ? Wooded doors like above are not recommend for a starter home because of their price point.


Stainless steel or fibreglass doors may be a less expensive but more suitable option

Stainless steel or fibreglass doors come in a variety of styles and colors and are more suitable for starter homes and mid-price range homes.

our southern home



































Painting or staining a door can give it a new life

before & after
Gray doors and trim are very trendy right now for front doors.

















Red doors are the most popular color choices other than neutral colors. Gray trim is becoming all the rage.
Red doors are the most popular color choices other than neutral colors. Gray trim is becoming all the rage.













blue front door
Blue is a popular color choice in homes these days. This dark blue adds a classic touch to the home.













teal front door
Teal Doors are becoming a nice change from the standard red doors that pop !














Do the inserts in your door make your home dated ?

If your door just needs a new fresh coat of paint or stain but the glass inserts make the door look dated, you can get more updated inserts at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire door.


What’s your favorite door ?  What’s your favorite color for a door ?


Debi Collinson is a Designer.  She renovates “fixer uppers” to flip or to rent.  She staged houses for 10 years. She has seen houses at their best and their worst. Debi passes on her knowledge to help people Add Value to their Home while making their home a stunning retreat at the same time.




  • Avatar <cite class="fn">Mary Anne Spinella</cite>

    I adore this red door with the dark trim around it and natural wreath. This looks like what I want to do to my front door and trim. I’m using SW Sun-dried Tomato for the door.
    Do you have a picture of the entire front of the house?
    Mary Anne

  • Avatar <cite class="fn">Debi Collinson</cite>

    Thank you! Glad you’re getting alot out of my blog!

  • Avatar <cite class="fn">Otha Poundstone</cite>

    Terrific write-up. That is actually a terrific website.

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