Make an Entrance: 6 Items To Spruce Up Your Front Door
Upgrade your ho-hum mailbox with this stainless-steel stunner. It's durable enough to weather the elements and even features an oversize lid to protect mail from getting a summer soaking.
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Paragon Modern House Numbers
Give your address a bit of oomph with these four-inch-high, brushed stainless house numbers. Their peel-and-stick backings let you apply them easily to any front door or facade material -- and because they're industrial-strength, they'll stay put no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.
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$25 each, AtlasHomewares.com
Wine Barrel Planter
Local artisans used repurposed oak wine barrels to create this eco-conscious front-door cachepot. Fill 'er up with your favorite summer foliage; each 28-inch-diameter, 18-inch-high planter has a wide drain hole in the bottom.
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Modern housewares designer Sandy Chilewich lent her talent to this sunny doormat. Made of soft vinyl, it's suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, but we think the 28-inch-by-18-inch beauty makes the perfect summer welcome mat.
Monogrammed Oval Door Knocker
Personalize your front door by having your initials carved into this stately hammered-brass door knocker in a brass, bronze or pewter finish.
$39 each (plus a $7 fee for monogramming), PotteryBarn.com
Contemporary Lighted Doorbell in Key Lime
Wow your guests at the doorstep with an unexpected pop of color. This round, easy-to-install doorbell comes in a powder-coated finish and even has an illuminated button for summer nights.