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Your front door serves as the grand entrance to your home, and it offers an excellent opportunity for you to impress all your acquaintances, relatives, and visitors. If you wish to upgrade the current look of your front door, then you've come to the right place! In this article, we will be giving you nine effective ways you can enhance the appearance of your front door.

 1. Refresh the look of your door with a fresh coat of paint

If your front door is the same colour as the rest on your street, it may be time to update it. A fresh coat of paint may do wonders for a door that is still in excellent condition, which can help you save money in the process. You may make the bold choice by experimenting with an odd colour, but it is always advisable to rely on your personal taste when selecting the perfect hue. You can opt for intense colours such as yellow or pink or neutral favourites such as grey or black, as long as the hue complements the rest of your home’s entrance.

2. Surround your entrance with decor

The way a homeowner decorates their entryway reveals a great deal about their personality and taste. Harmonising your door with seasonal decorations is one way to achieve a welcoming and fresh look, so make sure you are up-to-date with the latest home decor trends. This will undoubtedly make you stand out among the surrounding homes. Some of the best decors you can add to your home's entrance include lights, customised doormats, decorative address plaques, and more. 

3. Adding fresh greenery and flowers

If you're already happy with the colour of your entrance, consider flanking it with a variety of plants. Select plants and planters of varying heights to create a sense of depth in the area. Greenery may help create a calm and tranquil ambience, enhancing the welcoming appearance of your entrance. 

When deciding what to plant in your containers, keep in mind how frequently you intend to replace them. Your planting zone and the amount of light received by the region will also influence your selection since you'll want to choose plants that will grow for seasons to come. For example, colourful plants will most likely be replaced twice a year, while conifers, boxwoods, and other evergreens will be permanently installed. 

4. Upgrade your lights and lamps

A dark doorway is anything but welcome. Having a well-lit entrance will not only give you an inviting look, but it can also provide added safety and security. If you require additional lighting, hang porch string lights or illuminate a walkway with solar-powered lanterns. Upgrades to existing overhead light fixtures, or the addition of new ones, can also make your entrance look better, especially at night. 

Moreover, you should consider beautifying the door with matching sconces if your lighting scheme comprises a single sconce or ceiling lamp. Removing cobwebs and debris from surrounding outdoor light fixtures is also effective in instantly brightening and tidying the space. 

5. Replace your front door to keep things fresh

If you can no longer live with your front door or it is beyond repair, replacement is your best option. You'll want to choose a door that is both solid and lasting and one that protects your family from intruders and looks nice. 

Look for a door that complements the architectural style of your home but has more detail, a more substantial structure, or allows more light into your home than your current door. The materials used for exterior doors are typically wood, fibreglass, steel, aluminium, and many other composite materials.  

If you're looking for a fashionable and modern door, our brand new Virtu-Al composite doors are the first aluminium textured, smooth finish doors that combine an authentic aluminium look with the benefits of composite front doors.

6. Clean your door thoroughly

Nothing beats some good old-fashioned elbow grease for restoring the appearance of your front door. Remove cobwebs, accumulated dust, and leaves with a broom and vacuum cleaner. Wet the door and remove grime, dog paw muck, and oily fingerprints using a soapy rag. To avoid water spots, hose it down and then dry it. Remember to wipe the glass panels and sidelights to restore their lustre. Overall, a clean door is a good reflection of the cleanliness of your home, which will leave a good impression on your guests.

7. Spruce up your front lawn

It's critical to remember that lawn care is a significant component of curb appeal. Maintain your yard regularly by mowing the grass, raking leaves, and pulling weeds. You should also practise adequate watering to avoid brown patches. 

8. Give your mailbox a make-over

Due to its proximity to the street, your mailbox is sometimes the first thing people see about your house. If you believe it requires an upgrade, you can replace it with a more fashionable mailbox. It's a relatively simple project that can make a subtle but noticeable change in your home's curb appeal.

9. Replace your door’s hardware

Replace the existing hardware on your front door for a quick and noticeable makeover. After years of exposure to harsh weather conditions, door knobs, house numbers, hinges, and doorknockers can all begin to appear a little worn out. Removing outdated hardware and replacing it with new parts can completely transform the appearance of your door, especially if you're upgrading the quality of your replacements significantly. Choose a colour that contrasts with the paint colour on your front door, such as gold on a white door or a bronze finish on a black door. Take it a step further by including a whimsical door knocker for visitors to gaze at.

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Creighton Ave, St Albans, AL1 2LG
0800 540 4366
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Graham Kidd
Graham Kidd
2 November 2023
100% recommend Paul and Harry a great father and son team! I'm so pleased that we used them to supply and fit our new front door. Straightforward to deal with from start to finish and communication throughout was excellent. They are extremely knowledgeable and were able to offer advice and suggestions when we were choosing the door we wanted. Nothing was rushed during the installation with great attention to detail. They took away our old door and frame and left everything clean and tidy at the end of the job. Thank you, Harry, for taking the time to go through everything with us at the end of the job, much appreciated. I would not hesitate in using Paul and Harry again. Thank you both so much, we are so pleased!
Andrew Brant
Andrew Brant
30 October 2023
Had a door fitted today. Extremely happy with the quality of the finish, attention to detail. Left site clean and tidy. Very impressed. Would highly recommend
Daniel Ashworth
Daniel Ashworth
6 October 2023
Had a door fitted by these very friendly chaps about 18 months ago. We're very happy with it. When an issue arose with the mechanism, they came out and fixed it in about 5 minutes and it's as it if is brand new again. Very pleased, would highly recommend.
L Edwards
L Edwards
2 October 2023
Communication with Paul was faultless throughout. He was polite, knowledgeable and efficient. Harry and Paul installed our new door, problem solving along the way. The finish was neat and tidy and they offered us excellent after sales service aswell. Would highly recommend.
Susie
Susie
22 September 2023
Highly recommend. We had our front door fitted by this lovely team. They were friendly, helpful, willing to listen to me debate options and provided helpful advice for choosing the right door for us. When he had a slight issue (no fault of their own) they came out to us the very next day and sorted it. Such a good supplier to work with!
Ed Barkham
Ed Barkham
21 September 2023
Brilliant service. No hidden costs or fees and no heavy sales tactics. Very open and clear from the start, and they worked really hard to fit a great new door in our thinner than average doorway! Great value and great result. Will be recommending to all.
fiona richards
fiona richards
10 September 2023
Highly recommend Rock Solid doors. We have used this friendly family company several times and have recommended them to others who have been equally impressed with the high standard of work and the product. We have received quick service and found them to be very reliable knowledgeable with no hard sell. The installations have been carried out professionally and they go the extra mile to ensure you are happy with everything. The external doors are robust and we are impressed with the quality of the product.
James Cooper
James Cooper
24 July 2023
Faultless customer service from a fantastic company to do business with. From start to finish it’s been a pleasure buying composite doors from Rock Solid Doors – in fact, we were so impressed with the front door and installation service they provided (we opted for a Solidor Ludlow 2 with 2 x fully glazed side lights) that we got them back to supply our utility door (Windsor Solidor – fully glazed) shortly afterwards. Paul dealt with our initial queries promptly, came to measure on site and provided a competitive quote very efficiently. These guys are first-rate craftsmen and know their stuff: evidenced by working around a couple of quirky construction issues without any problem – leaving us really impressed with the end product. It’s great to come across a local business that takes pride in what they do, going the extra mile for customer satisfaction – we cannot recommend Rock Solid Doors highly enough! Thank you Paul and Harry!
Simon Gould
Simon Gould
25 June 2023
Brilliant service from Paul at Rock Solid; our letter box seal had gone causing a slight leak - he responded immediately, attended this week and fixed with a new gasket. Would highly recommend the product and the service.
Lidia Duncan
Lidia Duncan
16 June 2023
I ordered my Vogue Rock door with the Ocean glass from Rock Solid Doors at the end of 2021. I had a number of criteria when searching for my new entrance door. It’s ability to insulate had to be A rated. I also wanted it to have a good quality locking mechanism that is smooth in action. My new door needed to be modern with a pane that lets plenty of light in and thus goes lower than the half line on the door, while leaving sufficient height for the letter box, so it is sufficiently high to be comfortably reached by our postman. The Vogue Rock door provided all that and more. I love sailing and the Ocean glass design evokes the lines of a sail in a beautifully minimalistic fashion. It also makes the door look unique, which is always a bonus. During my search for the perfect door I had lots of technical questions too. Only Paul and his colleague from Rock Solid Doors were able to answer all my questions and provide a door that offered what I was looking for. They supplied and fitted my new door in early 2022. My heating bill has gone down noticeably, as a result. With the golden oak wood grain on the outside, my door looks beautiful and elegant. Everyone who comes to the house for the first-time comment on it. The multi-locking mechanism has a smooth action and it is easy to use. The white wood grain on the inside finishes off the hallway like a designer window and door in one. Paul and his colleague went out of their way to make sure that I have the door and the finish just, as I wanted and that it worked seamlessly there on. We could not be happier. Thank You!
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