Entry! Come On In – Entry Doors

Choosing an entrance to your home makes a statement about who you are. Your doors can be bold, inviting, hidden, it’s up to you. It can make a statement for all visitors – like your social intentions, your feeling for your guests. It can make that first impression of warmth, distinction, security, versatility, ingenuity, traditional; can make a statement of who you are.


It might be simple, like color, or elaborate with plantings, artwork, ornamentation and structural offerings.

If you are moving into a new home and neighborhood, you can blend in or stand out. Even if you’ve been in that home for a decade you can bring new life with a wonderful new entrance.

Here are a few considerations I’ve researched.

Bold – contrast with bright color against a light color


Ornamentation – add hardware for a unique, recognizable image

Ring knockers

Mystery – indirect path to the entrance door adds a little bit of intrigue

doors-brick patio

Comfort – simple white can be expressive, doors can say a lot about who you are and where you are going!

White door

History – Is it a door or a window or both? The warmth of natural wood is classic invitation. Like the three bears or the seven dwarfs.


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I love connecting with people and exploring cities, buildings, and communities... which led me to degrees in architecture and city planning. Now working with Sharlene, my wife of more than 50 years, I get to put it all together to help people navigate housing alternatives.

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