Extend your home's personality to the outdoors with a welcoming exterior door that boosts curb appeal and makes a good impression on guests. A few simple updates and improvements can dress up your front door and make your home the most inviting on the block. Replace a basic door design with a larger model featuring glass panels to maximize light in your entryway and provide a view outdoors. Multipanel glass panes combine good looks with natural light yet obscure views from passersby. Decorative glass inserts, from stained glass to privacy panels, come in a variety of colors and designs to complement your home's style. The style of a house dictates many decisions in exterior door design, materials, and colors. Nothing makes a more dramatic difference at an affordable cost than a fresh coat of paint. One easy way to make a statement is to give your front door a splash of color with paint. Look for doors that come ready to be painted, and choose a high-quality paint that weathers well. To give your front door a facelift without major cosmetic changes, add easy-to-implement accessories -- such as planters, outdoor lighting, door hardware, and house numbers -- for a bit of extra character.
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