2. Upgrade door hardware, address numbers and kickplates.
This is another project that is low-cost and high-impact. Replacing outdated, builder-grade and dingy hardware with a fresh, high quality, handlset
in a style that compliments your home's look and feel will change the way you feel about walking through the front door. Additionally, the crisp and shiny hardware act as jewelry for your home's curb appeal, tying the whole look together. Time spent on this project is an hour at most, perfect for the busy family that only has time to complete one project per weekend. And speaking of those busy families, be sure to check out the new electronic/keyless locks
on the market. Keyless locks
are crazy convenient, easy to install (no special wiring or need for an electrician), and mean there are no keys to lose, hide or forget!