Oftentimes, we shy away from home improvements due to the assumption that they will cost us an arm and a leg. But sometimes, it’s the less expensive jobs that have the biggest impact. Take, for example, your home’s front door. Putting your home’s best face forward can be an easier (and less expensive) than you may think. And whether you are looking to put your home on the market or simply want to make it look as good as it possibly can, there are a few things to consider when selecting a replacement entry door:

Material/Color – Nowadays, you can get a front door made of wood, metal, or a combination of both. And colors? The sky is the limit. Many homeowners use their front door for a pop of color on a decidedly neutral house.  

Style – Front doors are not one size fits all. They can range from very basic to complete custom and it all really depends on what you want. Is your door frame a unique shape? Do you have double doors or a single? Are you looking to change the size of your entryway? All these things are important when selecting the style you are looking for.

Hardware – If you don’t want to invest in an entire new door, try replacing outdated and worn hardware. A new doorknob or knocker can make a difference.

Accessories – It may seem silly, but keeping in mind how you will be decorating the space around your door can help make a difference in the replacement door you select. Framing windows, shrubberies, even wreaths can help guide you toward the best option for your decorating style.

The return on investment for a new replacement entry door is actually relatively high. As the first thing visitors – or potential homebuyers – see when they arrive at your home, you want to make a great first impression and a good door will do that for you. For the larger and more difficult projects, be sure to contact Stratton exteriors or click here for a gallery of our work. We’re happy to answer any questions and provide you with an estimate for your replacement front door.