Biggest Bang for your Buck

Anyone who has owned a home knows that you can easily sink a lot of money into a house.  But where should you spend your money?  Over the next week or so, I will share a few of my favorite “big bank for your buck” home improvements.

What is the first thing someone notices when they arrive at your home?  The door they enter through, of course.  So make the most of that first impression with a bold statement such as this black door with contrasting white trim, large-scale black urns with colorful flowers and exterior wall sconces that echo the lines of the glass paned door.

Better Homes and Gardens Black Exterior Door

The high-contrast look above works great for a traditional home, but what about different styles of architecture?  I love this wood door with dramatic hardware and paned sidelights for a Craftsman style home…

Better Homes and Gardens White Trim Wood Door

And for an Eichler or mid-century modern home, I love this door with horizontal glass slats by AppWood Doors (also try Crestview Doors)with clean-lined, elongated hardware from Rocky Mountain Hardware or Sun Valley Bronze

Double Mid-Century Modern Door

Your front door leaves a lasting impression upon entry and exit, so it’s a great place to invest a little money and get a lot of satisfaction in return.