See these weather-beaten, 1960s or 1970s vintage doors?
I am ashamed to admit that these are the front doors on my house.
No one would argue that they need replacing. My husband and I are in the process of selecting new doors. We’ve chosen the brand and are working with John from a local lumberyard.
John is a patient man. But today I sensed that he is becoming impatient with me when I told him, once again, that I’m not quite ready to order the entry door. (We haven’t even discussed storm doors.) I can’t decide whether I want a single window, windows or no windows in the door.
My biggest dilemma, however, lies in choosing colors for the door, which will be factory-painted. My husband insists on this.
Do I choose one paint color for both sides of the steel-clad entry door? Or, do I select different colors? What color/colors are your door?
My friend Mike, who is a designer, suggested that we choose white for the exterior-facing side since the trim on our new windows will be white. He mentioned to me, however, how he dislikes the white door in his living room. Would I like a white door in my beige living room? I plan to eventually repaint that room.
So, readers, what would you do? I welcome any advice you can offer me on door colors and door windows (or not). And, as long as we’re on the topic of doors, what would you choose in hardware? A knob, handle, pull?
Please hurry with your answers. John from the lumber yard is waiting.
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