Same with “eyes are the window to the soul,” doors are the portal of the house. Frequently, overlooked, it’s important to revitalize your front door once in a while. Thinking about doing so? We’ve got some handy tips for you.
When to Revamp or Replace Your Doors
Before revamping your door, check every inch of it. Is it in good condition? Are there any repairs you can or should do? If it’s in good shape or needs a bit of repair, you can proceed to refresh your door after a bit of TLC. But, if it’s in bad shape, you might want to think about replacing your door.
6 Tips to Revamp Your Doors
Looking to find ways to bring new life to your door? Here are some ways you can revamp your front door:
Repair / Change Hardware
Check your door if needs any repair. If so, make sure to fix all the issues before you make any improvements to it. Over time, wear and tear are pretty normal so for a brand-spanking’ new look of your door, change the hardwares. You’ll be surprised how a little change can make a difference to the look of your door. If possible, upgrade to a stronger and more secure lock.
Paint Your Door
Brighten your door by simply repainting it! Apply a fresh a new coat of its current color or use a new shade. Use a high-quality paint, take time to do it – sand off the old paint, apply a coat of primer and lastly, a fresh coat paint. Make sure to pick a color that will complement the overall style of your home to maintain harmony.
Another great way to revamp your door is by refinishing it. Especially if your door is made of wood, you’ll probably see some flakes of varnish starting to peel in a few years. Refinishing a door doesn’t need special skills which means you can probably do it yourself. Here’s a comprehensive guide from This Old House.
Varnish Oil, Pint -$27.99
Try Out Different Painting Technique
Feeling a little creative? Try different painting techniques. If you’re fond of marble, you can marbleize your door. On the other hand, if you have a plain wooden door, you can stain it or turn it into a faux-rustic farmhouse door.
Greet Your Guests
Want to add a personal touch to your door that your guests will love? Why not stick a decal or stencil a “hello” in front of your door beside the doorknob. This will add a character to your door, and your guest will surely appreciate your warm welcome.
Hello in Cursive Indoor/Outdoor Lettering Wall Art Decor Sticker -$7.49
Last but not the least, if you’re unsure about painting or doing some major changes to your door, you can “accessorize” it. Buy an inexpensive doormat that represents or show personality, this will be a great addition to your entryway and can even be a conversation starter. Other than a new doormat, you can hang a wreath to your door. The good thing about wreath is they’re pretty inexpensive, and there’s a ton of designs to choose from.
Hello Flowers Doormat – $16.98
How do you revitalize your front door? Share them in the comment section below!