If you are on the hunt for an appropriate front door for your mid century home, we’ve got some more goo news for you. Reader Mitch has clued us in on another source for retro styled front entry doors — new from Simpson Door Company — whose Colonial ranch style doors we recently profiled. Thanks […]
Welcome to all our stories about products and ideas to renovate the exterior of your home and add curb appeal -- in retro style.
Whenever we see an exterior product -- paint colors, fencing, awning, etc. -- that may have good potential for your Retro Renovation exterior, we write about it. We also have idea and inspiration stories here from reader homes. This archive section shows all my curb appeal resources in reverse chronological order. Importantly, though: If you are looking for something specific, check out the SUB-CATEGORY pages in the drop down / navigation above. Good luck!
Pam’s recent story – Make your own, affordable door-lite kits for your front entry doors – was a first response to all the messages we received after Crestview Doors changed their business model, discontinuing their popular door-lite kits and dramatically increasing their prices on their custom-built doors. Yes, with some effort and persistence, you can install […]
Dear Husband and I drove over to Northampton last weekend for a “date Saturday.” Activities included visiting one of my favorite people in retroworld — Retro Genie, who owns a delightful vintage shop on Strong Avenue. While we were chatting away like chatterboxes, she remembered all of a sudden, excitedly, “Oh, I need to show […]
Crestview Doors has temporarily discontinued their door-lite kits. I received a number of emails from readers about this change, and also about the company’s recently announced price increases for fully constructed doors with doorlites. As an example, in May we priced a Nokona door with reeded glass, prehung, delivered, at $769. Last month, the company […]