I've been wanting a new front door since I bought my house a year ago. I didn't like the way the solid door made the living room feel so dark and gloomy, so I kept the door open all day so the glass storm door would let light in. The problem with that was, the storm door isn't very insulated and it would let the warm air out in winter and the cold air out in the summer. Now I can keep my door closed all year and still get light in. Plus Little Foot can see out the door all the time even when it's closed. There he is laying at the front door on guard as usual. I decided to just leave the storm door on.
Here is how it looks from inside now.
Let there be light!
Before when I had the solid door there, while keeping the door open during the day, it would hide my little table and tobacco basket on the wall where you couldn't see them. Now with the glass door being closed all the time, I can see my basket and table, which I much prefer.
I love it and I think it fits my house better than just a plain door.
I have always loved french doors and want to add more to my home. First priority was getting the front door changed out before winter so I didn't loose all that heat from having the door open this year.
Here is a beautiful house I always pass by when I'm out driving and the way the french door looks on the front of this house really inspired me to go ahead and put one on mine.
*Edited: I forgot to mention, the door came as plain wood, so you could stain or paint it yourself. I also had to put my own door knobs and hinges on it since it didn't even come with the hole for one or anything. My dad did most of the work putting the door up and putting the hardware on. I mostly just painted it and helped him pick up the door and things. (It may not look it, but this door is pretty heavy.) Thanks dad for all your hard work!
Here is the link where I bought the door. Home Depot
I started painting it before we put it up, but then I thought it may get all messed up if I paint it first. So I stopped painting and waited until after it was installed. Thankfully I did, because it got pretty scratched up along the way with all that he ended up having to do to it.
Here is how it looked in the process of painting it and getting everything prepared for the new door.
While we had the other door off and was taking the new door out to cut it to length, Little Foot ran outside when we weren't looking and I had to go running through the neighborhood chasing him down.
So we had to put his baby gate up while we worked on the door.
(Below) Here is how the door looked closed before I got the glass door,
the only way to see the table behind it.
It was much darker in the room and you had to turn on all the lights for it to feel light in the room.
But when you opened the door to let the light in, it hid the table and things behind it.
(Older picture from last Christmas below)
Much better than the plain boring white door the house came with.
Before & After
It's been up for a week now and I am 100% happy with it. Little Foot concurs.