THE SECONDARY ENTRANCE
Back doors and side doors most likely see more traffic than our front doors. We spend more of the budget on a beautiful solid wood door with elegant hardware. The light fixtures are pondered and researched in order to make the most impact. Seasonal designs flourish in lovely containers. This is critical for that ever important curb appeal. I am very much an advocate for making a great first impression. By the same token, I am equally determined to do the same for our back and side entrances. We shouldn’t consider these often used passages as ugly step-children.
So often we consider our back door to be purely utilitarian. Metal barriers are all that they are or need to be. Throw a floral wreath on it and call it good. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
A painted or stained solid wood door is no less secure or pricey than one of those metal manufactured eye sores. With the additions of seasonal planters and thoughtful lighting…you have created another “first impression” for yourself. We don’t always have to enter our homes through the garage.
We seem a bit better with consideration for the side entrance, however, there is always room and reason for improvement.
As I prepare our home for the summer months of living outside, I too must evaluate the side and back entrances to the house. This is the year to replace lighting and I have promised myself to take my own advice. My last choices were made when my mind was elsewhere and therefore I have been less than satisfied. The good news is, I know the size and scale I want, the finish I want and the very critical style I want. Now if I could only upgrade the appearance of Ellie’s doggy door!
Give yourself the gift of a pleasing entry into your home through every door. Guests and first time visitors aren’t the only ones to consider. No one loves and appreciates your home more than you every day because…
EVERY DAY MATTERS