Make a great first impression with easy exterior enhancements that'll warm up the look of your home and boost curb appeal. --Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
SHOWN: Create the Craftsman-Style Holiday Entry shown above
Upgrade Front-Door Hardware
Making a memorable first impression is tough if your front door has ho-hum hardware. Update your entry with a bold new door handle, escutcheon, kickplate, and knocker. Here's how to Install New Front-Door Hardware
Add a Creative DIY Wreath
Decorate any doorway with a unique take on this classic holiday staple. Use your favorite heirloom ornaments (as shown) or dried herbs, ribbon remnants, pine cones, and more Creative Ideas for DIY Wreaths.
Make your home's architecture really shine with our top picks for the best lanterns to flank your doorway. See Stunning Entry Sconces for all 21 of our handpicked options.
Another detail worth tending to: the welcome mat. We've gathered 19 of the most charming options in Distinctive Doormats, where you'll find iron, rubber, vinyl, and coir dirt-grabbers to suit your style and budget.
Got a day to do some work? If you want to really revamp your entire entry, you can install a new door, complete with exterior trim and a storm door in just a few hours. Here's the complete step-by-step guide to Spruce-Up Your Entry.
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