Making sure that the door into your home is appealing
by：Luteng CNC Parts2020-09-06
One reason why we have a tendency to neglect this part of the house is the rather mistaken belief that just because of their positioning and the way that they tend to sit back from the main view that they are just not that important. The problem with this view; however, is that it is completely wrong.
Instead, what you need to remember is that when you have visitors the first direct contact they are going to have with you is via this front door so you want to make sure that it looks inviting. Just think about your own first thoughts if you turn up to somewhere and it is dirty and just not looked after and then take another look at your own door.
To begin with you need to try and make sure that is it is clean and a number of the marks that you will see on it, or cobwebs even, can be quickly removed by normal household cleaners. Look at just using a soft cloth and if you have glass in it then get some window cleaner to spruce it up.
Apart from cleaning you may want to consider giving it a brand new coat of paint and this is certainly an inexpensive way to really spruce it up. Look at removing that old paint that is flaking off and give it a nice new color that looks far more inviting and welcoming to any visitors you may have. If you have the traditional wooden door then look at a new coat of varnish to take away that rather weathered and tired look that it currently has.
Once you have dealt with the main part of the door your attention should then be turned to the various fixtures and fittings and see how you can spruce them up as well. In most instances all you will need to do is give things a polish so that brass comes up shining or if they are past being polished then do consider getting new fixtures as they will still work out cheaper than replacing the entire door. If you want to show off then think about a rather personal touch by getting a name plate added as a nice little welcome to guests as well as letting new people know they are at the right place.
Some people do have a screen in front of their door and they do need to be treated in their own unique way. The main thing with a screen or storm door is to look at replacing it as soon as it begins to look damaged or frayed due to the weather as this tends to mean they are beyond repair. However, if it is just the handles or springs that are looking a bit tired, then they can easily be replaced and your local hardware store is going to stock everything you need.
Last of all it is perhaps worth taking note of several touches that can make the world of a difference to your front door.
Think about adding some color via plants and in particular hanging baskets or pots placed either side as people love to see some fresh flowers around the house. This idea may be extended to including some evergreen plants around the doorway and there are several available including the ever popular ivy. Look at adding a nice welcome mat for guests and also consider a piece of furniture such as a seat nearby to add a homely feel.
Finally, do remember and just check what your back door is like and consider giving it the same treatment as the front when it looks in need of being spruced up. If you have a garage that leads to the entrance, then make sure it is not cluttered and there are no oil spills that people can slip on and just make sure it is clean and put that welcome mat down as a final touch.