Being a homeowner is a lot of fun. But it’s also a lot of work. Keeping things updated with the latest trends is a non-stop rotation of projects throughout the entire home. One project that doesn’t make the remodel list enough is upgrading the entryway. Most think that entryways can’t be upgraded without a major overhaul, but the truth is, there are some pretty simple things you can do that can give your door way a completely new look that will blow you away. Let’s take a look the best ways to makeover that entryway.
Add / Replace Decorative Door Glass
If your door has glass in it, do you like the design? If the glass is old and outdated, you can easily pop that old glass in and slide in a new beautiful glass insert that will completely change the whole look of your door. If your door doesn’t have glass in it today, you can use a jig-sawto cute an opening in the door and slide in a new decorative glass. The look is incredible, and the work can be done in less than an hour. The enhancement is well worth the 60 minutes of your time.
Replace Old Hardware
Old and beat up hardware on your door drags down the appearance of the entryway. Good thing you can easily swap it out for a fresh deadbolt and handleset pretty easily. All you need a screwdriver and you can swap out the set and it’ll give the door a beautiful finish to complement the rest of the entryway.
Update Outdoor Lighting
Having a well lit entrance makes sure that it’s inviting and welcoming to yourself and other guests. The style of lighting fixture can really alter the way the entrance is lit. So if you’re entryway lighting fixture is old or outdated, or not providing adequate lighting, swapping it out for a new one is a great option. The extra light will make your entryway feel more “home-ee”.
Fresh Layer of Paint
Doors with paint chipping off look worn out. So after you install your new decorative door glass, give it a fresh paint job to freshen up the appearance of the door. This gives you the chance to change up the color as well to something bold or unique that compliments the rest of the home and entryway.
Add Some Greenery
People love plants. The natural beauty brings elegance and many times fragrance to decor. Using greenery in your entryway can give a great sense of welcoming to your entrance. Of course, don’t go overboard either. Too much green can overflow and distract from the overall design of the entrance. Simplicity is key when working with plants.
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