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.
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.
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.
Painting or staining a door can give it a new life
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.