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Curb appeal starts with selecting the perfect front door for your home. The idea behind curb appeal is to present your home so that it makes a positive first impression and appeals to passersby and potential buyers—if you are planning to flip your house for a resale—from the street. Consider the overall architectural style of your house, the type of materials that will fit within your budget, the color of your house, the range of door hardware available, and safety features. Most importantly, to make sure that replacing your front door is an easy, straightforward DIY project, select a door that fits within your current opening.
Most doors are available with different options involving lites and decorative glass. Among the many options are energy-efficient insulated glass and stained glass with genuine brass caming. A door may comprise one large lite or have a grille that separates the glass into several lites. Sidelites are available on one or both sides of a door.
When it comes to front doors, there is a very wide range of options available in prehung easy-to-install styles. Color, material, and lite options are the major characteristics you’ll sift through at your local home improvement store. Lites are offered in many combinations, shapes, and styles, and can be placed centrally, at the top, or on either side of the door opening. Keep in mind that you also will need to make sure the door you select fits inside your current door opening, swings the desired way, and is prepared with the hardware on the correct side.
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