Home Renovation Tips: How to Spruce Up Your Exterior Doors

If nothing else, current events have been homeowners plenty of time to contemplate and work on home renovation. Giving your home a makeover can not only boost your spirits, it can raise the market value of your home as well as curb appeal.

One of the best ways to spruce up your home is to update your exterior doors. Your front door is one of the first things that people notice when they enter your home. So of course you want your entryway to give off a warm and welcoming vibe. As well, you want it to reflect your personal taste and style.

Home Renovation Tips for Entry Doors

What is home renovation if you can’t add a bit of flare? Of course, you want your home to have some sort of aesthetic appeal that will stay in line with the theme of your home. You don’t want to ruin the vibe of your traditional style home by making it look gaudy nor do you wish to tone down your contemporary style home by making it look dull and drab. Use these tips to update your entry doors.

Painting your Front Door

One of the best pieces of advice we can give you about painting your front door is to paint it in layers, starting with a primer and ending with a glossy finish. A glossy coat will help protect your door from the elements a well as give it a polished look.

Keep in mind that glossy paints will sometimes enhance any imperfections on the surface of your door. To counteract this, you should take your time and apply a thin coat of paint, allow it to dry, sand it until it’s smooth, and then apply another coat until the desired look is achieved.

It is important that you buy the right kind of paint for your front door. There are a variety of paint finishes and they do not always work on every type of door material. Do some research to see what type of paint can be used on your entry doors. Consult with your contractor, windows and doors company, or someone at the paint or hardware store for advice.

Door Hinges

If you are renovating your front door, you should also replace the door hinges. Typically, they have three hinges which you should be able to easily replace without removing the door itself. Be sure to purchase the right size hinges as this will cause you to have to resize the morotize if they are incorrect.

You should apply a coat of protective lubricant once you have installed the new door hinges. This will extend their lifetime and protect them from daily wear and tear.


Once the front door is refinished, you should replace the door handle as it is a simple way to update the look of your home. If both the latch and door handle are being replaced, it is best to purchase a set that is a bit larger than the original as this can help hide any gaps or imperfections that were left behind.

In addition to the simple tips above, you can also use your personal taste to update the look of your front door. You can opt for upgrades such as security lighting or glass panels. As well, you can change up the look of your entryway by adding seasonal decorations or fresh shrubby.

For more tips on home renovations, consult the experts at NorthTech Windows and Doors. We can help you choose the right look for your front door, from paint color suggestions to finding the right replacement door. Give us a call today to get started on a fresh new look for your home!

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