Yesterday we had our new Pella front door, sidelights and storm door installed.
Let's look at our old builder's special door.
Here is our 17 year very old worn front exterior door, sidelights and storm door.
The old front door was painted dark green to match our window shutters.
Everything was worn out with wear and tear and some water damage and the door made a terrible loud noise everytime it was opened and closed.
The old storm door that barely would catch when closed.
The old worn silver aluminum threshhold floor plate.
The old storm door had pulled completely out of the wood frame twice on us.
The ugly cheap old brass door handle that I tried to clean up but was unsuccessful.
This is the third Pella door we've had and we highly recommend this manufacturer.
Three professional and very nice Pella associated carpenters worked on the installation from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM.
They didn't even break for lunch but worked steadily and carefully the whole time.
They were great and cleaned up the work site as they went.
Here they have removed the old door and sidelights and are installing the new frame with the new sidelights.
New storm door in black and door frame in white.
New threshhold door plate in black.
New Baldwin lifetime solid brass door handle.
You can see the grass reflected in it it is so shiny.
We decided to go with a black exterior door - black goes with any color shutters.
We just had our shutters repainted last year dark green.
The Inside Baldwin brass door handle.
I know brass finish is "out" now and nickel is "in" but I love the look of the polished brass finish on the new exterior black door.
That shiny gold on the black door is just so stunning and classy.
Plus our fixture finish is mostly brass in our home.
I like the polished brass and I don't care what the current fashion is.
We moved our door bell from the side frame of the sidelight to the front.
Now it is very visible.
Before no one hardly ever rang our door bell because they couldn't see it very well.
A nice close up of our new stained-glass sidelights. At night the light sparkles off the stained-glass. It's so pretty.
I thought about having a black interior door but went with white again.
I sort of wish I had gone with interior black color but I think Hubby likes the white so I'm ok with it.
There you have it! It's a beauty!
The Pella installers recommended we repaint our outer frame in Sherwin Williams "Pella White" so it more closely matches the new white sidelights.
Now can anyone explain why we were so pooped after the workmen left and we didn't do any of the work!