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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal


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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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3 Ways to Avoid Security Concerns When Replacing a Back Door

Getting replacement doors for the back of your home can be a good decision when your current one is in poor shape or has been damaged in some way. If you're interested in finding the best new door to have installed, it's important that you focus on security and look into exactly which styles of different doors are going to be the best match for having as an entry to the back of your home from the backyard.

Skip the Typical Sliding Door

Many people are interested in a sliding door due to how easy it can get in and out when you're moving in between your home and the back patio. While a sliding door is certainly popular, it can often lead to issues due to it being too easy to lockpick and open. While you can add a security bar to prevent the door from sliding open, it's best to avoid a sliding door altogether for something sturdier with improved security.

Prioritize Solid Doors Over Glass

Glass doors are another style of doors that are popular as a backdoor option but can be a risk for break-ins. Take a look at more solid doors so the back of your home is still protected as possible. A good alternative to having a glass door is to have a typical back door as well as a lightweight screen door that can be used when you're at home. Ask questions about solid doors and the reinforcement inside to ensure that your backyard isn't easily accessible and that you're going to be much happier with the safety of your home.

Look Into Your Options for Locks

Along with considering the doors themselves, you want to make sure that the hardware you select for the lock and doorknob isn't going to be an issue. Consider some of the more modern locks and find some styles that are much safer and more difficult for someone to lockpick and break into. Then, take a look at your options for different locks and even requesting help from a locksmith to ensure that no one can brake in through the back door.

Replacing your back door can come with a lot of questions since you want to make sure that your money is used wisely and that the back door is able to provide as much security as possible. With the above tips for improving security, you can make sure that the new door you have installed is going to be a great match.