The Easiest Ways to Upgrade Your Entry Door

If you’ve been looking for ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal but you don’t have a lot of money to spend, updating your entry door is one of the least expensive, yet most aesthetically impactful, options available to you. Sometimes, though, it can be tough to figure out exactly how to change your front door to get the most bang for your buck. That’s where this guide comes in.


As you continue reading, you’ll discover some of the easiest ways to upgrade your entry door without busting your budget wide open. Remember, you can do one of these things or all of them! The choice is yours.


Fresh paint works wonders.


Painting your door a new color is, perhaps, the most obvious way to alter its look. If your door is structurally sound — that is, it doesn’t have any cracks, dents, or other significant issues — painting it should be a breeze. Just make sure you purchase paint especially made for exterior use.


As for the color you select, the options are nearly endless. Some homeowners opt to go bold, using hues like bright blue, intense red, or even sunshiney yellow. Others, though, select more timeless shades, such as grey, black, and white for their door remodels. 


Add plants to your porch.


If you don’t dislike the color of your door, but your overall entryway is looking drab, adding new plants to your porch or stoop is a great way to brighten things up. Before you buy any new plants, though, make sure you speak to a garden center employee about how much sun and precipitation your porch area receives — this will largely depend on whether or not it is covered — to make sure you purchase the best plants for your situation.


Change your porch light.


The majority of homes have a porch light somewhere near the front door. Buying a new light fixture is a great way to change how your door area looks without doing anything drastic or spending a lot of money. Many lovely porch lights cost less than $200, which is not a lot to pay for a whole new entryway look. 


Invest in new hardware.


If your door is in good shape and you don’t want to change the color, replacing your existing hardware can go a long way toward making everything old new again. Popular door hardware colors include oil-rubbed bronze, gold, and nickel. 


If you aren’t sure how to install door hardware on your own, let a professional handle the job. It is better to be safe than sorry when your family’s safety and security are potentially on the line. 


Buy a new doormat.


Doormats are inexpensive — often under $15 — and have the ability to instantly spruce up an entryway. Plus, due to their affordable price point, it’s easy to swap your doormat seasonally, giving you several different front door styles every year.


If you’re ready to talk about renovating the exterior of your North Carolina or South Carolina home more extensively, the team at Hatch Homes is here for you. Give us a call at your earliest convenience, and we will be happy to answer all of your questions. 

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