Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nothing says "Welcome" like a new front door

After a long arduous struggle we finally got our new front door installed. Like most things around our place a new square front door does not nicely fit into a 50 year old opening, so the whole process took us roughly 17 hours, yes you read that right 17 long hours. We ended up having to rip off some of the flashing and adjust the rough opening. When Adam started ripping things off I was a little concerned but he just said he'd fix it later, I couldn't argue, it is necessary to have a door on the front of your house. So here are a few pictures of our little project:

T: A picture of the door from the inside right after we purchased the house; B: The old front door after we took it off

T: Close-up of the new front door; B: View of new front door with more of the house

As you can see from the close-up for the new door, there needs to be some molding replaced. We had to take the molding in the pre-hung door off for it to fit and after it was so beat up, Adam said he would replace it with the no-mold molding so there isn't a chance of water and rot damage in the future.


Chris said...

Another box checked!

Phillips said...

Kacey can have our old front door if she would like :)

Stephanie said...

Hm, some of the pix aren't coming through. I will definitely check back later! I bet the new door looks great! Just think of all you are learning when projects end up taking 17 hours... (this from a woman who has lived 3.5 years in a house with no Master Bedroom and now has siding ripped off the front of the house...)

Kathy said...

very pretty!

Christy said...

Gorgeous fire place! I want to copy you guys. I hate our fireplace tile, and that slate is beautiful! Of course, Steve would kill me if I added another project to the list.