Update: Since my original posting here, it seems as if Crestview has, unfortunately, closed their doors – gone out of business. *Big Sad Face*.
Still, this was a very fun post. A Lite Kit added to an exterior door is a fast track curb appeal. For more on the Mid-Century Aesthetic, you might see our feature on Modern 50. For more on adding a Door Lite Kit, perhaps this post from Barry on ODL Doors.
~jb, Editor – BuildingMoxie.com
Straight up, This is an Ugly Door
It’s not that it is such a bad door — in fact, it’s solid; the luan-skinned 1 3/4 inch flush door has done its job for many years.
It’s just that some dumb-dumb (me) left the glass in that self-storing storm door down . . . maybe something like a year ago . . . and it never went back up. A nice stain added now to the door’s original blahness. Still, nothing a little paint can’t handle, right?
But wait! Wouldn’t it be fun if we could do, well . . . something more? What? And enter . . . “Ka-Chow!” the Amazing Door-o-Vision by Crestview Doors.
Designing a Door Lite Kit
With it, I can upload a pic of my here ugly door and play around with one of Crestview Doors Doorlite KitsTM. They say you can add a window to any door. By my count there are 58 different designs/layouts available in the Amazing Door-o-Vision . . . (though the possibilities really are limitless).
What would it look like painted? No problem. Nine options there . . . or stained? Five stain options there. Unfortunately for me, now . . . yep, it’s paint. (And we did ultimately paint this door.)
And now that’s the beautiful thing. Though I ran out of time for the day, I was able to save my work and email it to myself. Heck, I could have even facebooked it up to my wife . . . *ahem* . . . she’ll probably do the painting anyway.
An emailed link includes all ordering details (including price). And maybe I shoot it to Jenny later anyway . . . you know, just in case, she isn’t *ahem* up to date on her blog reading.
More on Building Moxie Sponsor – Crestview Doors
Each Crestview Doors lite kit comes with the sustainable, kiln-dried hardwood frames, single-use silicone sealant, screws and dowels as well as detailed installation and layout instructions. And with most quality exterior doors starting right around $250, plus the cost (likely) for professional installation — these lites are affordable.
For us, idk, we may still just paint. My ugly door does open into a small and non-descript foyer. But while I’m not sure if we are going in this direction, I certainly do appreciate Crestview Doors & their light kits for affording such a cool option.
Note: Crestview is a participating sponsor in our efforts to make it to the 2011 Remodeling Show, and I say check ’em out not just ’cause of that.
Happy weekend. For more on exterior doors, please see our category – Exterior Doors. Cheers. ~jb