Sunday, April 22, 2012

Oh Shut the Front Door!

One of the other things we noticed while we were there was that the entry doors, especially the front door, have seen better days.

Due to the years of wind and weather, the top layer of wood is totally dried out and warped and the glass is slipping around in the frames. Thought long and hard and have decided to get new doors too.

The three choices we had were wood, fiberglass and steel. No matter how pretty, with wood, over time we would just have the same problem. So that went off the list. Steel, well I can't help but think it would radiate heat in the summer and cold in the winter. That leaves us with fiberglass.

On the website it claims that "you get the look of high-grade wood with all of the durability of fiberglass. The exterior doors in this collection have the look and feel of a real wood front door — with solid wood square edges, architecturally correct stiles, rails and panels. Unlike genuine wood doors, they resist splitting, cracking and rotting."

Sounds promising!

After looking thru their line we have compromised on this front door:

The caming will be in brushed nickel
Now the back door is narrower and we won't be able to have the same door so this is what we have selected for the back door (not sure which glass yet):

Both doors will be painted (frame) and stained (door) to look the same.....

Wait ah minute, looking at them side by side like this....I don't know if I like it....gave Patti at the design center a quick call told her that when I look at these two doors, side by side, the Sesame Street song "One of these things doesn't belong here" goes thru my head. They don't match in style - at all. Even staining them the same color won't make them look like they belong in the same house.

She made a couple more suggestions:

This one has wood grain and could be stained to look like the front door.

This is a paintable door. It has two casings like the front door, but no grain.

This option is a plain, flat door.
Hmmm....will have to talk think a bit more about this one....what are your thoughts?

Aloha a Hui Hou!


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