Exterior Doors and Landscaping

A slideshow of home exteriors with front door and landscaping ideas

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White-Trim Wood Door

    Good-looking front doors like this one can be the foundation of a good entry. This wood door features raised panels, small windows, and an oversize handle. Sidelights allow sunlight inside, and white trim sets the door apart from the rest of the facade. A large column with a river rock base anchors the angled overhang, and Arts and Crafts style lanterns on either side of entry doors can complete the look.

Arched Entryway

    Wide steps lead to a gracious porch with an arched entry and double-wide front door. Add whimsy to entry doors with custom details such as molding and trim. When choosing trim, consider using urethane or PVC products. They look just as good as wood and require little or no maintenance.

Cape Cod-Style Entry

    Add a splash of color to your house with bright entry doors. This red Dutch door catches your eye and provides a nice accent to natural cedar siding. A portico with white trim and crown molding adds finesse to the Cape Cod-style house.

Classic Entryway

    Stone piers, classic white columns, and a barrel-vault ceiling covered with beaded board frame this entry. Arched entry doors like this one can fit nicely under a rounded ceiling. A refinished wood door, updated hardware, and a new light fixture increase curb appeal.

Detailed Trim

    You can add style to an entry that isn't covered and doesn't have a step by extending the entry and adding an overhang. This portico features a gabled roof and scalloped trim. Customize screen doors for added flair; the trim on this one complements the trim found above.

Americana Style

    Design your front entry with a curve. Four columns supporting the round entrance offer a distinguished touch, but the classic stars and stripes anchor it in Americana style. Brick pavers are a good option for an outdoor space because they are inexpensive and easy to install.

Colorful Entrance

    Don't be afraid to add color to entry doors. When choosing a palette for your exterior, consider how it will work with the surroundings. Purples and blues in this palette complement shades of green, red, and pink in the flowers.

Stone Accents

    Accent your front entry with stone. You don't have to cover your whole facade to make an impact. This entry features stone only around the entry. Manufactured stone veneer is a good option because it is lightweight and less expensive than natural stone.

Welcoming Walkway

    Create welcoming walkways with pavers and grass. This portico stays light on its feet with latticework detail on the gable and large windows on either side of the door. The two columns are set apart to offer a wide entry.

Traditional Entry

    Boost your home's curb appeal with a defined entry. Stairs direct visitors to the door from the side. Dentil molding on the portico and stately columns enhance the traditional style. The warm wood tone of the front door complements the brick facade.

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