10.26.2012

Front Door Beauties

Project Curb Appeal is slowly getting accomplished.  While we opted to have our deck repaired rather than replaced, there turned out to be so much rot that in the end we are wondering if it would have been easier and less expensive to knock the whole thing down and start over!  

But….I've been staining it all week and once again, I just can't believe the power of paint and a little elbow grease! (I am not exaggerating when I tell you I'm about 11 hours into the staining process and have another day ahead of me!  This girl needs a SERIOUS manicure.)

Now that the deck is almost done, and I've knocked out a couple other exterior projects I'll share with you next week, it's time to turn our attention to the front door.  

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we have big plans to redo our front steps and add a portico in the future, but the whole front door unit needs replacing asap.  In particular the screen/storm door is all busted up, can't close all the way and needs to come off before a winter wind takes it off it's hinges and hurtles it towards the neighbor's house.

This project is Mark's baby so I'm ultimately letting him choose, but I've narrowed down the endless options for him, after two years of studying door styles and what would work well with our house (we're looking for a single door with sidelights.)  PS - wow!!! - doors are an investment!  Guess Mark & I are giving each other a front door for Christmas this year :)

Just about any of these would be perfectly lovely as far as I'm concerned!

Traditional, eclectic or craftsman - I'm game.  What's your favorite??

ONE.

TWO.
{This Old House}

 THREE.
{The Yellow Cape Cod}

FOUR.
{Charlotte Romance/original source unknown}

FIVE.
{HGTV Dream House 2009}

SIX.

EIGHT.


NINE.

ELEVEN.

{CCForteza/Los Angeles}

TWELVE.

THIRTEEN.
*********ding ding ding*********

*******I think we have a winner!********
*****oh wait, I'm not choosing.  darn.*****

Which one would you choose?

11 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

1 had me at hello. and 12 and 13 are great for your house, too.... love those the best!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, they're all beautiful, how is a girl supposed to choose just ONE? Thirteen is beautiful, and would totally work with the style of your home. Plus, I love that it has some glass in it, but still gives some privacy with the bottom being wood. I love doors 5 and 8 too. Too many choices!!

Dana Frieling said...

Man, that's a hard decision. I'm glad Mark's deciding and not me! ha! Good thing is that they're all pretty and you're so talented that you'll make his pick look fabulous.

pam {simple details} said...

Oh, I was totally going for one of them with a large portion of glass panes. Ours is half glass and I couldn't love it more! It's going to be beautiful! Merry Xmas!

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

#5 and #6. I have sidelights on our door but I wish the door itself had some glass in it to make it look more cohesive with the sidelights. It's in the future project plan.

My Crafty Home Life said...

It depends if you need privacy and if you have room for the transom. 12 is too loud, 11 is nice, 10 the door does not go with the surround, 9 is too busy, 8 is good, 7 is too top heavy, 6 is great, 5 is too Victorian, 4 is probably not practical in the Northeast, 3 is nice, 2 is interesting, 1 is classic. Good luck!

Jessamie {Bird and Branch Redesign} said...

First of all, I'm liking the new header! Second of all you picked 13 really good front doors, so this is a bit difficult. 1, 11, 12, 13 for your house. But they're all pretty good!

Privet and Holly said...

One, Four and Ten
captured my heart : )

Sometimes so many
choices leaves me
absolutely paralyzed
and then the ball does
not get moved down the
field AT ALL! Good luck
getting this project off
the ground, girlie....

Happy Friday,
xo Suzanne

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

One, Two, or Twelve would be my picks. But they are really all beautiful so you won't go wrong. However are you going to decide????

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

2 and 4 are my favorites but I love all the ones you showed!

Ada (new york) said...

Paint/stain and manicures r not good friends! But the dramatic difference staining does is AMAZING! Thank goodness for nail salons. I looooove (still drooling) over door design #2 .. I love the design (get ziggy w/it) and serene color!!!