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Front door dilemma
supersleevesJanuary 24, 2013
We bought our first house in August, and one of the first things I was planning on changing was the bland, rusty front door. The door opens onto a three-season porch, and there's another door in and to the right that leads into the front of the house. I want the two doors to look good together, but they don't lead directly in to one another so I'm afraid it'll look awkward.

My dilemmas are:

What style front door would you suggest?

What color would you paint it? The color of the shutters is somewhere between a dark teal and a dark green. I want something bold and bright that won't clash.

What color would you paint the door inside the porch? The same as the front door, or something complementary?

Thanks in advance!!
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Walter Frazier
Just paint that door the shutter color and see how it looks. Maybe also change the hardware and add lighting on eachside
1 Like    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 6:23PM
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here's 1 idea...
1 Like    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 6:33PM
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The Virtual Designer- Kitchens & Bathrooms
I agree with Walter Frazier above. But what about pushing back the entry door just a little and incorporating those windows immediately to the left and right of the front door into a bigger and bolder front entry.Would you have enought room to move it back about a foot or two and replace the front door with a double door with side lights? Paint in a similar colur as the shutters.
Will try to find an image for you.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 6:43PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
With just a paint fix, I'd paint the front door red, or the bright color of your choice.Front Porch Bliss Madison
    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 6:54PM
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The Virtual Designer- Kitchens & Bathrooms
A front door something like this
    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 7:37PM
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