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Front doors give out the initial feel of your home and is the perfect focus for spring maintenance because it helps your entryway become more welcoming after the winter season. What better to do than to improve its appearance, especially given that boost in productivity post-winter. Improve not only the aesthetics of your front door but also its security and features. Here are some ways you can do just that.

Restore your front door

The restoration of your front door may be the easiest way to make it more elegant and welcoming. This can be done by simple cleaning jobs, or for some minor damages such as cracks, refilling with wood filler, sanding, and repainting them. You can also polish out the metal fixtures such as the doorknobs and mail slots. An overall general cleaning can make it look just as new as any other door.

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Add in some new features and style

You can increase the appeal of your entry doors by simple additional details. Some accessories can even define your style and give your house character. You can start by changing the house number plastered on your door. You can choose many different styles or even have them customised to suit your door’s current look. The placement also matters. Try placing it on different areas of your door to figure out where it can perfectly be placed. Be sure it is easily noticeable but not look out of place.

Installing some additional lighting can also add some features to your door. Trends like LED strip lighting to go around your door may make it more accommodating and reeling. Smart lights that can go on and off with the use of your phone, or motion-detecting lights that can automatically open for you. 

The doormat can create a soft and gentle ambience as well. Simple cleaning will rarely do the trick for old and overused doormats so it is better to just replace it with a new one that fits well with the feel of not just your front door but your entire home.

Increase the security of your main entry points

The security of your doors should be checked regularly. Simple vulnerabilities can pose dangers to your home. If your house is newly acquired, it is especially important to check if the locks are working properly. This may save you a whole lot in the long run. If possible, change locks that need changing, or if lacking, install some additional ones.

Make your home energy-efficient

The capability of your home to properly regulate temperature can make it more energy-efficient. This can be done by simple weatherstripping to make sure that there are no slits or openings in your doors where extra heat or draught can come in. 

Including your door in spring maintenance can bring out the best in the appearance and feel of your home, and can even be useful in the long run. This can also make sure that the next time spring cleaning is due, less work can be done.

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Pieter Boyce - Wooden Window and door specialist

Pieter Boyce
Wooden Window and Door Specialist

This article was written on behalf of The Wooden Door Company by Pieter Boyce. Pieter has an intense passion for English Architectural history and has been specialising in the conservation of original wooden windows and doors for decades. His exceptional knowledge of timber windows and doors, both listed or non-listed, is attributed to his hands-on approach to learning all aspects of the complete restoration of original features as well as having personally surveyed thousands of items throughout his long tenure as a head surveyor for one of the largest window and door restoration companies in the UK. He now runs a boutique wooden window and door consultancy and fervently champions the retention of original windows and doors. To learn more of Pieter’s services, visit his website at www.boultonboyce.co.uk.