While this house started out with significantly more curb appeal than our last flip, it still needed a little help.
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).
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 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 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.
Didn’t they do a fabulous job?
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!!