Ways of Giving Your Front Door a Face Lift

As one of the most visible and notable parts of many homes, few elements are more important for curb appeal, first impressions and overall home aesthetics than the front door. And if you’re looking to improve your front door’s functions, aesthetics and other elements, you may have more options available than you had previously considered.

At Price’s Guaranteed Doors, we’re here to offer a wide range of front door and other entry door products and services to clients around Salt Lake City, American Fork, Eagle Mountain, Provo and other parts of Utah, from high-quality entry door materials to front door repair, upgrades and more. While some of our clients are looking to replace their front door for various reasons, including aesthetic ones, a full replacement isn’t always necessary to give the front door area a face lift – there are a few other ways you can go about this with basic upgrades. Let’s go over some top examples to consider.

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Sidelights and Transoms

One of the most common ways to improve the aesthetics and overall functionality of your front door without a full replacement is to install sidelights or transoms. Sidelights are vertical windows that sit on either side of the front door, while transoms are horizontal windows installed above the door.

Both of these help bring in more natural light into your home’s foyer area and can be customized with different designs for enhanced aesthetics. They can also be made with energy-efficient glass to help lower your utility bills.

Now, if you’re thinking about sidelights or transoms, you have to first confirm that your front door space and surroundings are compatible with this addition. You should also be mindful of the material used in your front door as it could impact the overall insulation and functionality if not chosen correctly.

Door Glass Inserts

Another popular upgrade option that can enhance your front door’s aesthetics, functionality and energy efficiency is installing glass inserts into the door itself. These are available in various designs, colors and styles to match any home style and are made with durable materials for long-lasting performance.

Similar to sidelights and transoms, door glass inserts can also be customized with energy-efficient glass that helps improve insulation within the door. This can help improve your home’s overall energy efficiency and lead to long-term savings on utility bills.


Whether for aesthetics or added security, shutters are another great addition to any front door area. They come in different materials and styles, from wood to vinyl or even faux wood, and can be customized to mesh well with the rest of your home’s exterior. Additionally, they also help protect your entry door from harsh weather conditions and provide an extra layer of insulation.

Paint or Stain

Another simple yet effective upgrade for your front door is to refresh its paint or stain. This can instantly give your entryway a new look and enhance your home’s curb appeal.

When choosing a color, consider the overall exterior of your home and any other design elements you may want to complement. Also think about the direction your front door faces and take into account how different colors may appear in natural light.

Outdoor Features

One of the broadest categories of front door upgrades, outdoor features are often considered part of the landscape – but can easily double as an exterior design feature. Whether you install new landscaping elements, add a small water feature or create a patio around your front entryway, these outdoor features can help enhance the look of your front door and boost curb appeal.

Entryway Features

On the flip side here, there are also options available for upgrading the actual entryway itself. For example, you can add an awning or a portico to provide shelter and shade for your front door area. Or, you may want to put some thought into lighting fixtures that will highlight your front door after dark.


Finally, one of the easiest and most effective ways to enhance your front door’s appearance is by upgrading the hardware, such as the doorknob, lockset or kickplate. There are many styles and finishes available to choose from – all you have to do is pick the one that best matches your home’s overall design and add it for some extra charm and character.

At Price’s Guaranteed Doors, we’re here to help you take advantage of all these front door upgrade options and more. Our team will work with you to assess your property and provide suggestions based on your individual needs, budget and style preferences. Get started today by contacting us for a consultation or to learn about any of our entry door, garage door and other door services for clients around SLC, American Fork, Eagle Mountain, Provo and other parts of Utah.