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Going back to the rental house we had for 10 years… we knew we would need to update the house before listing it a few years ago, but we also didn’t want to spend a ton of money to do so. It’s amazing how some simple things that don’t break the bank can make a big difference!
This house was built in the 1950s, and some things had never been updated. The front door, the storm door in front of it, and the porch light fixture were very old, dated, and worn looking. For, about $25 (no joke), we were able to update it to 2017 standards!
Here were the original parts:
We purchased a light fixture similar to this for about $15.
We painted the front door and the storm door black, with exterior latex paint.