Curbside appeal is very important for your home if you plan on eventually selling it or if you want to feel a sense of pride in your home when you pull up after a long day at work. When homes are built by most developers, they often are not custom built homes and do not have elaborate upgrades and adornments. Although these large scale deveopments are generally very nice when they are new, they can still benefit from many quality upgrades similar to what a custom built home might have. This includes entry doors, a big focal point of your house and one of the first impressions visitors get when entering your home.
Ideally, you want an entry door that is high quality, sturdy and solid. A high quality door is kind of like icing on a cake baked by an expert pastry chef. A nice entry door buttons up the exterior of your home perfectly. It adds to curbside appeal by becoming an eyecatching focal point of your home. Solid core entry doors are contructed from a variety of materials including many exotic woods and come in a multitude of stains, colors and finishes.
Wood Entry Doors
Many homeowners desire wooden entry doors because of the classic feel they evoke. There are many types of wood used in entry doors. Fir is popular because it has a nice, even grain and accepts many types of wood stain well. Other types of wood are gaining in popularity because of the unique qualities each has to offer. Hi quality woods used in entry doors include ash, birch, cedar, cherry, mahogany, oak, walnut and several others.
Entry Door Hardware
Another way to spice up the look of your entry door is in the hardware you choose to adorn it with. There are so many choices for entry door hardware and glass, that it can be overwhelming. It is a good idea to sit down with a catalog or two and make a few trips to showrooms to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for.
Fiberglass entry doors
Fiberglass skinned entry doors are a great alternative to wood and are growing quickly in popularity among homeowners nationwide. A fiberglass entry door will save you several hundred dollars and can be decorated with many of the same upgrades that you would use on a wood entry door.
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