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Six Easy Ways To Customize Your Iron Door Entry Area

Drawing the right kind of attention to your front door will simply improve the curb appeal of your home. The good news is that this can be done on any budget. Here are 6 simple ways you can turn your home’s entry into an inviting focal point that says, “Welcome Home!”

1. Light The Way To A Good First Impression

Wall sconces add accent lighting to your entry area and will brighten up your front door by giving it an inviting – even dramatic – ambiance. They’re inexpensive and available in lots of shapes, sizes and finishes. You can see a selection here of many popular outdoor lights for 2020. Installing new light fixtures can be tricky, so hire an electrician to help with properly handling the fixtures and wiring.

2. Be Bold With A Fresh Coat Of Paint Surrounding Your Door

Enhance the beauty of your gorgeous custom iron entry by updating the adjacent walls with a fresh coat of paint! A brightly colored entry gets attention. Paint is one of the cheapest ways to brighten your home and add curb appeal. It is important that your entryway looks clean and inviting.

3. Choose A Unique Glass For Your Iron Entry

Instead of opting for clear glass panels, choose a textured glass (like rain glass) to add more visual appeal without being overstated.

First Impression Ironworks Iron Entry Door with a glass panel that opens leaving a screen to allow for airflow

4. Keep it Clean!

To achieve optimum front door curb appeal Iron products should be inspected monthly.  It is easier to fix a problem if it is found early than to repair it once the problem has been allowed to go unchecked for months.  Also, never hose down your iron products.  This will cause unnecessary wear on the products.  Instead, to maintain a clean and appealing entry get a bucket with warm water, dish washing soap, and a sponge to clean the products, making sure to clean all the dirt and then drying it thoroughly, leaving no moisture behind when you are done. If you’d like more maintenance tips click here!

5. Switch to New and Updated House Numbers

Why should your friends or other guests have to squint to make out your house number? According to Better Homes and Gardens, your house numbers can be “an extension of the architectural style of your home.” Do a little research to select numbers that compliment your home and that are easily visible from the street to get the most out of this simple upgrade.

Black home address numbers (216) on an outdoor white wall

6. Add Flowers and Decorative Planters

Add a “pop” of color to your outdoor entry area with some beautiful potted flowers. Pick flowers and plants that have lots of attention-grabbing colors and do well in your climate. Make sure to pay attention to where the flowers will be placed, to ensure you purchase varieties that do well in that amount of sun or shade. Avoid flowers in plastic containers, rather display them proudly in decorative planters instead.

Wall outside of a home with several planters filled with flowers and plants

Your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression.  Our design consultants are ready to answer all your questions to kick-start your front door makeover and design an Iron Security Door or Iron Entry Door that fits your home’s style and your budget. Schedule a free in-home design consultation appointment today at 602-345-7481, select “Book your In-Home Appointment” above, or visit one of our showrooms!