Friday, August 21, 2009

Seeking Traditional Storm Door (Must be Pretty)


Okay dear readers, I need some advice on storm doors. Our storm door that adorns the front of our house bit the dust the other night. The handle broke, as did one of the hinges (it was original to the house, but had some lovely iron work on it). Then, yesterday, the door shut behind me as I was getting the mail (no one was home of course) and locked me out. I was left with no option but to jimmy it some more and managed to get back inside. Needless to say, that door is useless now and must go. (It’s also responsible for cutting my thumb, but I guess that’s what you get for trying to break into your own home.)

We ventured out to Lowe’s to look at doors and I found nothing I liked. Same for Home Depot. They’re all so blah. I really like the wooden storm doors that mirror the look of a traditional door (our main door is black), such as the one I’ve featured above. In the little bit of searching I did online last night, I found that the base price of said door is $1,022. In the immortal words of Liz Lemon, “What the what?!” Surely, there are more affordable options of this type of door…surely!

So, if anyone knows of companies that sell these types of storm doors for a much more affordable price, I would love to hear about it. Thanks!
Image courtesy of Touchstone Wood Works

6 comments:

Domestic Diva said...

We just went through this, It was crazy trying to find a fabulous door at a good price. We ended up using a local door company. I can't wait to post the before and after. Do you have good local door store?
Have a fabulous weekend!
xxx me

Christyrenee said...

We are due for a new storm door soon and haven't purchased one for that exact reason! It's crazy how much they are, I mean, it's a DOOR for pete's sake!!! Good luck finding one ;)

EntertainingMom said...

No help... I am sorry. No storm doors at this house... Not sure why, but I'm not complaining. Why does EVERYTHING nice have to be so damned $$$$$$$$$

Elizabeth said...

i'm glad i'm not the only one who has a hard time finding things i want.

have you tried vintagedoors.com? i don't know if they are pricy or not....

EntertainingMom said...

and you've been tagged!

storm said...

Hi, if you installed larson storm doors, your house will looks good as well as provide comfort and saves energy.