Doors Mandan ND
Marshall Lumber Co
2329 Memorial Highway
Marv's Do it Best Hardware
110 W. Main
601 Burlington St SE Mandan, ND, 58554
United Building Centers
1513 39th Ave Se
ACME TOOLS- Bismark
3840 East Rosser Ave Bismarck, ND, 58501
Runnings Fleet & Farm
3817 Memorial Hwy
Ferguson Enterprises 3138
2817 37th Street NW
Northwest Pipe Fittings Co
1901 Mandan Ave.
Bismarck Lumber Co.
2200 E Main
1401 Century Avenue West
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU noon-8 pm
Choosing a Front Door
The New Front Door We'd talked about purchasing a new front door for years. The cold leaked in many a winter with drafts before we actually got serious.
Finally we went to a home improvement center to browse. Fiberglass, wood, steel; some very pricey indeed! And look at all the variations and colors! This was not going to be as easy as we thought!
First, we researched, besides the cost, how each door type was better or worse. Fiberglass was our final choice.
Now for the fun! We decided to go downtown with our digital camera and take photos of all the various doors we liked on neighbor's houses. After a good stroll and getting about a dozen styles, we headed home.
Using Paint and Microsoft Picture Manager on our computer; we were able to put the various door styles onto a photo of our "real" house and "see" how they would actually appear. Take a look at the pictures below to see how we did.
| The results were surprising to us. Many doors that we had leaned to liking, actually didn't suit our colonial at all! |
This simple exercise led us to confidently purchase a fiberglass front door with sidelites for around $1000. We have more light, no cold and drafts and a great front entrance!
Happy hunting to all!
Our house, before we changed the door
Some of our choices. I just figured out how large to make the doors to fit in, then cut them out of the houses we took pictures of and pasted them in.
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