Home Remodeling: The New Front Door

I almost forgot to tell you about the new front door and storm door. Just to remind you what the old one looked like, I put the pictures of it up there. It was just SO UGLY! Who does stuff like that to their house? In addition to a butt ugly front door, the old storm door was bent up and it was missing the piece that made it lock and stay shut. I could not open up the front door to let light or air in because of that storm door.

So, Home Depot sent the guy out to measure the door. Once he measured, we had to go back to the store to order our doors and pick out the hardware like door knobs and locks.

Picking out our door at Home Depot

Picking out our door at Home Depot

We did that a while back, and waited and waited. It was supposed to be only about two weeks or so for them to get our doors in. After about a month went by, Fabgrandpa called Home Depot to find out what the hold up was. It turns out that there was a glitch in their system that never sent an email out to the contractor when the doors arrived. Once that was brought to their attention, it was only a couple of days before they came to install the door.

The old doors were removed.

The old doors were removed.

Once the old doors were removed, the new one was brought in and put in place. It did not take long for the guy to get this done.

The new door out in the yard.

The new door out in the yard.

The new door came with a new frame and threshold. It just fit right into the hole where the other door was taken out. The installer had to put some short pieces of wood, or shims, to make it straight. After he got everything in place, he caulked it all around.

I LOVE this new door!

I LOVE this new door!

It is so nice to greet visitors to my home at this new door. It is pretty. It is also a good, strong door that fits well. The installer did a great job.

I love having this new storm door, too. It is so nice to be able to open the front door, and have the light come in. If it is a nice day, we can open the top part of it and let air in too. I can lock it, and now if Parker comes over, we won’t have to worry about him falling out the door.

The overall experience with our Home Depot door installation was positive. The only problem we had was when the glitch prevented the email from going out to notify the contractor that the door was ready for him to pick up. Hopefully, they have fixed that, and the next person will not have this happen.

The new storm door has a hidden screen. You don't see it unless the top is open.

The new storm door has a hidden screen. You don’t see it unless the top is open.

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.

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