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Sunday, June 28, 2009

House Project Saturday

Welcome to our home! New door is installed. Any recommendations on color? We were thinking a nice bright red stain ala the Eames LCW Lounge Chair on the outside and keeping the inside the natural Douglas Fir with a clear satin stain. I think the cats will enjoy the door all day while we're at work. I still need to install the runner along the bottom of the door that prevents the drafts and that will close up the final little gap that you can still see.....


The old owners of our house had two of these doors that they never got around to using so they left them for us. Finally after buying a handle set and deadbolt back in December, we decided Saturday was the day to get the new door hung.



Here's a picture of the entrance with the old door. Nice, a bit on the spanish style for us. It's a nice heavy solid door though, but with living in a small house, the key is to allow as much natural light in as possible. We always found that we left the door open to allow the light in.


And here's the house after. You can see how much light this will let into the house. It definitely freshens up the entrance area of the house with less of a solid door and has a nice mid century touch. With our property lined with all the banana trees and palms and other vines along the fench along with the private driveway it allows us to keep the house without much blinds or curtains since not many people can actually see into the windows. (of course after they catch me walking around post-shower, they might wish they never looked in the windows anyways) Up next, new doorbell button....


4 comments:

Dustin Ortiz said...

Great Job!

and maybe some of these:
http://www.customhousenumbers.com/neutraface/

LandMan said...

thanks dustin. yeah, i love the neutra style numbers. ours are more eichler style, like this http://www.eichlernumbers.com/index.html. I'll have to get a detailed photo so you can see the dimension of them.

Treats said...

Lookin good, and it freed up some room in ye old garage/office too!

Alison said...

love the house numbers!