Monday, August 25, 2014

New Front Door

When we moved in the house had and ugly storm door over an even uglier white metal door that had seen better days.
 
 I debated painting the door, but decided it just was not worth the $2.97 for a sample pot of paint.  And since the door has to be body slammed to get it open it would just get scratched up anyway.
We knew which door we wanted, the same fiberglass door we used on our house in Butte.  We fell in love with how well fiberglass help up to construction and a giant malamute.  Our previous steel doors tended to dent and scratch but the fiberglass just needed a little cleaning to look brand new.
 
The only problem is that our door never goes on sale and we just did not want to spend $519.  So we waited and checked clearance at Home Depot for a year with no success.  So when my grandma gave me a 10% off coupon we decided to to just buy the door before winter hit.  We went to Home Depot to pick it up and found exactly what we needed, including the 2x6 jamb with a right hand swing, on clearance because the brickmold was broken.  We hauled our prize home for $350.  Luke and his brother took advantage of a rainy Sunday to get it installed.

The lighting makes the door look espresso instead of a warm chocolate color but either one provides a nice contrast to our nickel lock set.  Obviously we have to get the siding replaced before the house will look good, but new front door is a nice start and we're already getting compliments from the neighbors.


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