As the weather gets colder, outdoor projects start looking less and less appealing. The hopes of enhancing your curb appeal start to dwindle as families make Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Festivus plans. (If you don’t know what Festivus is, watch some Seinfeld for the answer). For example, without outside help, new front door installation in Lincoln, NE during the winter is going to be a tough process. Luckily, there are other ways to update your door in time for the upcoming holidays! We have put together a list of DIY projects which can improve your home aesthetic on a budget. That way, you can save some money for that brand new front door come springtime!
Most modern homes have well-lit front entries. Unfortunately, functionality wins out over beauty in many cases. That can leave your home looking like it’s being illuminated by a car headlight. Invest in a rustic lantern fixture to liven up the front of your home. They are easily installed can you can find one online for as little as $25.
DIY Door mat
Old, dirty doormats can really darken an entryway during the winter months. To upgrade an outdated doormat, make sure it is labeled specifically for outdoor use, get some acrylic paints, masking tape, and outdoor fabric sealant. Lay out a criss-cross pattern on the rug; exactness doesn’t matter as long as you like the pattern. Then, fill in certain spaces with the acrylic colors you chose. Outdoor fabric sealant can be purchased at any home improvement store and it’ll ensure that snow boots don’t disrupt your new work of art!
Holiday wreaths are one of the easiest ways to spruce up the exterior of your home during the winter months. For an easy DIY option, use hot glue to adhere faux pine branches, pinecones, and cranberries to either a store-bought or homemade twig wreath. Make a large bow out of some ribbon and voila! You have bright, festive decor for the holidays.
Replace the Door Knob
One of the most overlooked details about a front entryway is also its most important part: the door knob. The best way to welcome someone into a home is to make it inviting. Prices online for “pretty front door knobs” (brilliant, we know) range from as low as $15 to well over $200! With such a range of options, you can treat yourself and those you welcome into your home this Thanksgiving with the gift of a gorgeous entryway.
Bonus: Your New Door!
We know that the holidays get tight sometimes and your new, perfect front door may have to wait for spring. That’s okay! In the meantime, you can create a “new” front door to spice up your entryway with some outdoor paint. Try a deep, crimson red to make your old door pop. It can be appreciated by holiday lovers and Husker fans alike!
Which DIY idea are you going to try to improve your curb appeal this winter? Let us know in the comments and leave us a picture if you try out one of these options.
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