The Flip: New Front Door

While this house started out with significantly more curb appeal than our last flip, it still needed a little help.

The Flip - Exterior

We began by taking out the big, dead tree, and always planned on sprucing up the landscaping. But time went by and we realized that after all of the spiffing we were doing on the inside of the house, the outside just wasn’t going to measure up without some drastic measures.

So we decided to replace the dated shutters and French country front door (that is eerily similar to our own front door).

The Flip: New Front Door The Flip: New Front Door

But, the price had to be right for the new front door – those suckers can be expensive, especially with sidelights!

We hit up one of our favorite haunts for affordable home renovation goodies and found tons of gorgeous doors – but they were all out of our budget. Feeling dejected, we wandered down one last row and found it – a beauty with sidelights that was . . . wait for it . . . on closeout!!

The Flip: New Front Door

The sidelights even had beveled glass – be still my heart.

We weren’t sure if it would fit in the current front door opening so we asked our trim carpenter to scope it out – after a quick check he gave it the go ahead, but said the door would need some modifications to fit in the opening. Even after that added cost, it turned out that the door was still a fabulous deal so we bought it.

The Flip: New Front Door

The trim carpenters had to cut off about 5 inches (total) from the sidelights and an inch and a half from the height of the door & sidelights.

The Flip: New Front Door

Didn’t they do a fabulous job?

The Flip: New Front Door

We are absolutely thrilled with how it changes the look of the house, and we can’t wait to get a coat of stain on that puppy!!

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  1. christy says:

    They did do a fabulous job – I LOVE it! And how awesome that it was on closeout! Woot! Hope you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Jen Rames says:

    It looks great! I can’t wait for a tour. Happy Thanksgiving!
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  3. Janis says:

    Someone is going to have a good time chasing the rainbows that will sneak into the house through those sidelights! It’s gorgeous.

  4. Joan says:

    Really wonderful. I am happy to see the curvy French-ish inspired motifs exit! Can’t wait to see it stained. I don’t really see you and your husband as “flipping” houses, because that makes me think of repainting and new tan carpet. You are true renovators and make each house be all that it can be! Love what you are doing!

  5. Meredith says:

    Looks great! You have very skilled carpenters!

  6. Beautiful door! Great find! This house is just gorgeous. Can’t wait to see more.
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