However you say it, a front door is important!
Actually, today we’re talking storm doors.
and this one just was not cutting it…Faux textured plastic, a scrungy handle that had seen many better days, and a tacky doorbell. Something had to be done about this.
A work in progress:
Here you can also see the reflection from the film we had installed on the glass. This door faces West. The wood door and it’s handle, just behind here, get SO hot in the afternoon sun that you almost cannot touch them. The film has made SUCH a difference…and, we are assured, will make a huge difference in the interior temperture come summer.
Well, the tacky doorbell is still there…I’m looking, I’m looking. Who knew? There are wired and wireless, there are bells, chimes and buzzers. There are simple, tasteful, and there are t a c k y , y u c k y doorbells.
Here’s your basic. Not bad…not great.
moving right along…another fairly basic:
this is ok:
Now THIS is pretty cool. But at $50, compared to the average above of $10, a little pricey. But worth it.
This is kind of neat too. Also comes in red, blue, or green.
And, of course, behind all storm doors is the REAL door to the house. In this case it is black. But it is ready and waiting for a new, wonderfully colorful, second life.
as seen from the front hall:
Here are some fun ideas…not all are appropriate for our house…. from Houzz
Oh, the color choices! I’ve always liked this yellow door from Pamela over at BeColorful:
or, for a more subdued look:
or more traditional?
Susan of Between Naps on the Porch has a very good post on painted front doors over on Houzz, called “Your Entry: Mad About Red”. If you don’t know this site, take a look! It’s full of great images and information on almost anything to do with home design.
And so, the search for just the right doorbell continues. And once again, I will be visiting the paint stores in search of that perfect front door color!