Category Archives: Doors

The Power of a Front Door: June 2014

April 2014Tip of the month: There are many creative ways to put flowers near your front door!

Note the pretty hanging baskets in this picture. You can also do pots. Or simply plant flowers near the door. Remember to do shade plants if your front door area is covered.

My suggestion with front door flowers is keep it simple. One or two pots can be plenty – and easier to do and maintain. And don’t get caught up in symmetry. One pot on one side of the door looks great!

If I can help with your front door, let me know! jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of Front Door: March 2014

March 2014Tip of the month: Add attractive hardware (door knocker, mail slot, knob, doorbell) to your front door to get a finished look!

For older houses, you might simply need to polish what is already there. To buy hardware, check out your local hardware store or Rejuvenation.

If you invest in quality hardware, make sure you also have a solid, quality door.

If I can help with your front door, let me know! jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: January 2014

January 2014Tip of the month: Casing (also known as trim) on a front door can make a huge difference!

One of the things that makes this door so pretty is the casing, or trim around the door. Interestingly, the front doors of many houses do not have casing.

It’s easy for a contractor or carpenter to add, and relative to most home improvements, pretty inexpensive – especially given how much it adds to a home’s curb appeal.

Check your front door. If it doesn’t have casing, consider adding it. Take pictures of doors with casing.  I recommend selecting houses similar in style to yours. Show the photos to your contractor / carpenter.

If I can help with your front door, let me know!  jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: November 2013

November 2014Tip of the month: Brown is a great alternative to black!

If you like a classic look, but are bored with black, consider brown! It’s especially pretty with red brick.

Benjamin Moore’s Exterior Ready mix colors are usually a safe bet. So you might start with Tudor Brown, or Charleston Brown if you like something lighter.

If I can help with your front door, let me know!  jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: October 2013

October 2013 DoorTip of the month: Wreaths are a great touch any time of year!

When I have time, I love to buy a plain wreath from a nursery and add my own seasonal touches using simple wire to attach.

You can also buy pretty wreaths at Grandinroad, Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma,  and Frontgate. For storing year-round wreaths, check out the Container Store.

If I can help you improve your front door, let me know!  jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: July 2013

July 2013 DoorTip of the month:  Something green – flowers, shrubs, vines – near a front door bring it to life.

The lightweight planters now available at most nurseries and garden stores make this easy. Set up one or two planters next to your door or on your front steps. Be sure to check the light and select plants accordingly.

If I can help you improve your front door – to sell your home or just to enjoy yourself – let me know!  jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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The Power of a Front Door: June 2013

June 2013Front doors are powerful in real estate – the focal point of that first impression.

And they send a message….

Tip of the month: The easiest way to say welcome and cared for is a fresh coat of paint. Try Google images on front door paint colors to get ideas. Research Feng Shui’s guidance.

Have fun with it. Give your house some personality!

If I can help you improve your front door – to sell or just to enjoy yourself – let me know!  jennifer.macomber@gmail.com / 202-905-5369.

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