(BPT) – You only get one chance to make a first impression and that first statement for your home begins with your front door. Fortunately, there are a few simple projects to help welcome your family and friends into your home with style.
Start Fresh With a New Door
Sometimes the simplest answer is to begin with a clean slate and replace your front door. From single doors to double-door options, those accented with decorative glass or transoms and sidelights, it’s easy to find one that fits your budget and your style. Once you have a look, pick a material such as wood, fiberglass or steel. Don’t forget to look for an ENERGY STAR qualified option to help keep your home comfortable.
Pick a Standout Color for Your Front Door
Sticking with your current door? A fresh coat of paint will do wonders. Try a bold color to brighten a neutral color scheme. Pick a color that coordinates with your home’s exterior with a pop of contrast to add eye appeal.
Update Your Hardware
Why stop with a fresh coat of paint? Refresh old doors with new hardware. Choose handles and doorknockers that complement your home’s exterior design. Pella offers hardware in a variety of finishes to instantly upgrade exterior doors.
Replace Broken or Damaged Items
Replace broken light fixtures, burned out bulbs and worn out weather-stripping on exterior doors. Pitch that faded wreath, worn out mat and dead plants. Instead add a bright new welcome mat and eye-catching seasonal decorations.
Lay a New Path
Flagstone, gravel or pavers – any of these materials can be used to create a new, inviting walkway in a weekend or less.
Illuminate Your Walkway
Make it easy for others to see the way to your front door at night. Transform and illuminate walkways with easy-to-install solar lights. Stake them in the ground positioned so solar cells get enough southern exposure for sunlight to recharge during the day.