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9 ways to update your front door

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Refreshing your front door can make your home look more inviting and improve its street appeal.


Get inspired by the different ways Bunnings Workshop members have made their doors more stylish and functional.


1. Paint


A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to refresh your door. @Nham used Porter’s Paints in the colour Hamptons Blue while revamping his front and security door.


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Check out experienced Workshop member Rob's (@Peggers) tips to getting a professional finish in the guide How to paint like a professional.


2. Upgrade hardware


Make your home more secure by replacing your door’s hardware, including door bells, locks and handles.


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Don’t miss these popular tips on choosing keyless locks shared by Workshop members.


3. Add house numbers


Help visitors find your home more easily by adding house numbers to your front door. Kashia (@KashiaCherry) glued slimline numbers to plywood and used timber strips to create a framed D.I.Y. house number sign. You can find more examples in 7 house number signs.


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This guide on creating concrete house numbers is great for anyone looking for step-by-step instructions.


4. Install outdoor lighting

Using outdoor lighting to make your front door more visible can add a touch of style while making your home more secure.


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Find handy tips in the Bunnings guide How to add outdoor security lights.


5. Add privacy


Installing frosted window film on your front door is a simple and effective way to add privacy to your home. Jess (@prettyliving) demonstrated how easy it is in her D.I.Y. frosted front door glass project.


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Have a look at the guide How to install window film shared by the Bunnings team.


6. Install a screen door 

Improve your home's security by adding a screen to your front door. Aletheia (@homeinmelbourne)'s screen door adds security and privacy.


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Read the Bunnings guide How to install a security door for step-by-step instructions.


7. Decorate


Placing plants or hanging seasonal door decor like wreaths can spruce up your home's entrance. 


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Find step-by-step instructions in How to make a succulent wreath.

8. Seal gaps


Improve energy efficiency and reduce drafts by weatherproofing your door. There are many different types of door seals available for use.


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We recommend the Bunnings guide How to seal gaps in doors and windows for handy tricks.


9. Replace the door


Install a new door that matches your style and needs. Aletheia installed a new front door and a sidelight to update an entryway.


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The Bunnings guide How to choose a front door for your home contains useful advice.


More advice and inspiration for updating your front door

The Bunnings team has shared several guides on updating your door, including Secure your home, starting with the front door.

For more inspiration, check out 10 ways to improve your home’s street appeal and 10 ways to refresh your entryway.

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