One of the projects I proudly accomplished in 2010 was replacing the front entry door to my house; the one that had been installed wasn’t in bad shape or anything, it just wasn’t aestetically me. I wrote about selecting and installing my new old door a few months ago (you can read about that and peruse some photos here) but now I’m to the point where I’m eager to replace the storm door so the lovely eggplant purple paint and leaded glass can be highlighted appropriately.
For the front door, I’m eager to order a white full-glass storm door with nickel detail like this:
The side door off my kitchen/basement needs an update too. I can’t even begin to guess how old this door is, but it’s gotta go. This picture is of the door before being painted, and before the siding was finished too:
For the side door, I’m planning on something a little more basic (read: inexpensive) since it’s more innocuous than the front door. It’s important to me that the window that’s there remains exposed, but the solid painted wood panel that constitutes the bottom half of the door can remain concealed as far as I’m concerned.
My understanding is that both varieties are easy to install, so without question, I’m hoping to do it myself and save myself $79, which is approximately what the big box stores will charge for delivery and installation (per door!). If you’ve done this before and don’t recommend it as a DIY adventure, do let me know. All tips appreciated!