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Opening doors

Today we had our new front door fitted.  Our old door wasn't closing properly, and exterior doors aren't very expensive, so we decided that instead of fixing the old door and lock, we'd instead have someone replace the whole door. We have kept the screen door for now.

Old front door and screen door
We chose a contemporary door from The Door Store.  We've always had good service from the staff there, when buying handles and locks at all stages of our renovation.  We went with a Gainsborough tri-lock on the front door, to match the external locks on the extension, and for an extra $20 The Door Store re-keyed the lock during the weekend so we only need one key for all external doors.

The Door Store recommended We Hang Doors, who for a few hundred dollars, picked up the new door, removed the old door, fitted the new door and lock, and removed the old door.  It required a bit of work, because new standard doors are thicker than typical 1950's doors, and the height of the lock is different.  We're pleased with the workmanship.

New door
Now I have to paint the door - and there's some debate about what the colour should be.

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