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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Door Installation

Good morning,

We finally coordinated a great weather day with an availability day for Bill the Home Builder to install our front door.  In the image above the old door had been taken off the hinges, but the old sidelights were stil in place.
The gate you see in the foreground is to keep the dogs out of the work area.  They could easily go over or around the gate, but they know not to do that.  These are the same gates that we use to mark off their area when they go to the dog club.
We had taken the door itself out of the frame so that the frame could be moved from the garage to the front of the house.  My Honey and daughter helped Bill with this big move.  That is one heavy piece they have there.
Around the front of the house...
 ...up the stairs...
 ...over the bushes...
 ...to the side of the porch.
 Then Bill got to work installing the door. 
 Bill is an expert.  It pays to hire an expert and have such a job done right!
 Here the sidelights and frame are going into place...
 ...then it was time to hang the door.
 It still has the protective wrap on it and the handle and lock aren't yet installed, but you get the idea.

We are thrilled with our new front door!

All the best,
Lois

12 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

That is quite a job to get done and so worth it. Your new entry door is beautiful. This is something we have to do this year too but I haven't even started looking. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Montanagirl said...

That door must be really heavy - it is gorgeous, and will really add beauty to your home!

MarkD60 said...

Nice new door!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

your door is beautiful!


When I first seen your post pix ya small. I thought you were doing a trick photography.

It looked like you were hanging your hubby or the guy who made the door by a chandelier. I even said what is this. Have a look at your tiny pix coming on in the blogs. Funny.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Looks like that door is Cherry wood. It is too nice for a door.

I would tell them put it up against the one room. I like it too much for a door.

Love the beautiful wood colors.

You will have neighbors knocking on your door to ask any question from you just to see it. I would be one of those people. Ha ha.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty! glad the timing and weather cooperated!

Art @ Home said...

It's very pretty! I wish we cold get a new front door. I'd actually like two French doors, but it's not in the budget for now.

Is it cold up there this morning? We woke up to a frost, and it snowed a little in Huntsville, AL yesterday morning!

VP said...

Love the detailed reportage, your new door is really great!

Sherry said...

Oh, that door is just stunning. You must be very pleased with it. I could just see you following them around with your camera!

Frank said...

A very smart new entrance to your home.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A wonderful entryway to your home and yes it did look very heavy and agreed that professional install is the way to go ror such projects.

Lois said...

It's beautiful! I had new sliding glass doors installed a couple of years ago on the back of my house and it was quite an ordeal. Living in Florida, the worst part was all the mosquitoes and bugs that got in the house after the old doors came out and before they got the new ones in!