Pro-Tip Tuesday: Upgrade Your Entry

12 Feb

Many of us forget that the front door is the first thing visitors see when they enter your home.  Well, that and the plethora of soccer balls and foam darts that decorate your front porch.  Oh, not yours?  Well, uh, not mine either.  This week’s Pro Tip was inspired by a conversation with Emily Belyea, of Crestview Doors.

Pro Tip:

A distinctive front door adds tons of curb appeal to your home for next to nothing.  If you’re on a tight budget, just paint your door a fun color then add a matching planter, mailbox or house numbers for an instant update. Consider replacing your standard screen door with something more interesting too; those utilitarian models do as little for your entry as a pair of grey sweats do for your body.  For a little more money you can upgrade your door to something memorable; stained wood, iron and glass or a fun mid-century modern design like the ones at Crestview Doors.

Here’s a before and after example from Crestview, and a sample of their new screen-door line in collaboration with Austin artist Susan Wallace:

Crestview Doors before and after

Voila! Instant update.

Crestview Doors screen door

100% better, and functional!

So take a hard look at your front door the next time you come home and ask “grey sweatpants or fabulous?” If you answered “grey sweatpants”, you know what to do.

2 Responses to “Pro-Tip Tuesday: Upgrade Your Entry”

  1. Caroline C. February 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    This is a great–and relatively inexpensive–idea! Thanks for the suggestion!

    • redchairmarket February 13, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      We thought so too! Anxious to try it out somewhere.

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