Brad and I have been deep in the world of the dream house for the last few weeks. We've met multiple times with two builders, realized the blueprints we've had for over three years are for a house that's way out of our price range, found new plans, modified the plans (thanks, Dad!), discovered that my love of stone comes with a hefty price tag, had many, many discusions about what really matters, and finally we find ourselves in a place where the next step is meeting with banks to find out if they think we can afford what we think we can afford. Needless to say, it's been incredibly overwhelming and exciting. One of the many things I've learned is that it's incredibly important to know exactly what you want. My dream book has come in handy, but I reallized I've focused more on decor pictures than on pictures of things like trim, hardware, windows, flooring, and doors - ya know, all the stuff you have to pick out before you get to actually decorate. So, to keep myself from drowning in the details, I've tried to focus on one thing at a time. Let's talk front doors!
This is a smidgen of what our house might look like. I feel like posting the whole picture might jinx things, so that's all you get for now. And never mind that stone chimmney - we decided at 10,000 + is a lot to pay for something that's not even needed when you go with gas logs.
Here is my top front door choice:
This red beauty if from Pella. It's in the craftsman style, but not too grand for our bungalow.
On the inside it would be white to match the trim. I like the idea of a red door, but I also like these more classice craftsman styles:
Love the dental details on this one!
So what do you think? Am I crazy to love the red? Which door style would you pick? Anyone been through the house building process and have some words of wisdom for me?