Your door has good bones—it’s strong, sturdy, and dependable. It’s done you and home well for many years, and it has many good years ahead of it. However, it’s looking dingier and dingier by the day. It wouldn’t feel right to just toss the door and replace it with a new one—you love your door too much for that. Instead, it’s time to give your door a facelift.
In this blog, the Temecul glass door design experts will give you a few ideas to freshen up your front door, extend its lifespan, and improve your curb appeal. A few simple fixes can made your door look as good as new!
Sand it and paint it.
If you have an older door, its most noticeable flaw will probably be its coat of paint. Years of wind, rain, snow, and extreme temperatures can cause discoloration, paint chipping, and fading, which can do a number on your curb appeal.
If this reminds you of your door, it’s time to give it a fresh coat of paint. Start by stripping and sanding your door, removing any sign of previous stains or paints. If you’re going to paint your door, start with a coat of primer for an even coat of paint that’s true to the paint splotch you see in the store. If you’re staining your door, be sure to get a darker stain that can hide some of your old door’s imperfections.
While a good coat of stain can be timeless, a coat of paint in an unexpected color can really freshen up your door and give your home a one-of-a-kind look in your neighborhood.
Add some new door numbers.
If your door address numbers are old and dusty or hanging upside down by the strength of a single nail. It’s time to give things an update. This is perhaps the easiest and least expensive fix you can make for your door—and with the right number style selection, you can tie the entire look of your front entryway together!
Modern, sans-serif numbers go remarkably well with bold and bright door colors, and can bring your curb appeal into hip, 2017 times. More detailed, serif numbers go well with classic signs, and can give your home that classic and timeless look you’ve been wanting for your front entrance.
Replace your weatherstripping.
Not all door fixes are about aesthetic beauty. Replacing your door’s weatherstripping will give it a tighter seal in your door frame, keeping cold air drafts from entering your home (or letting your precious HVAC air escape). This is a very cheap fix—door weatherstripping won’t cost you more than $25, and DIY installation is easy (like, five minutes easy).
Have some glass panels installed.
Glass panels are a next-level door addition—they increase the amount of natural light in your home, improve your curb appeal, and make your door the envy of the neighborhood. That’s where Your Door, Our Glass can help. Our experts will take your old door and add the perfect glass inserts that fit your style and your budget. Get started with us today!