Choose an easy DIY project by upgrading your front door hardware…and make a beautiful decor statement both inside and out!

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Sometimes DIY projects can feel overwhelming, can’t they? Especially if you’re like me and find power tools to be intimidating (I’m a bit of a klutz!). But there’s one DIY project that is easy enough for anyone to do – changing your door hardware. And updating your front door hardware can make a huge decor statement both inside and outside your house.

black double front doors with black hardware and red wreaths. right door slightly ajar

Dollar for dollar, updating your door hardware makes a bigger impact on your home than many other afternoon projects.

Our Front Doors Before

When we moved into this house, it had faded red double front doors and next to no existing curb appeal. It had great bones, but it needed work.

Last year we updated the look quite a bit by painting the front doors (inside and out) in a rich black color called Coal Black, by Sherwin Williams. We also added a mailbox, a video doorbell and some lovely garage door hardware. It looked much better…

Home Made Lovely Curb Appeal after

But it still needed some work. We decided to upgrade the door hardware for both beauty and security. Changing out door hardware as a perfect quick, easy and affordable update that MAKES A STATEMENT and compliments other easy space updates.

Why the Schlage TouchTM Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt & Coordinating Handles?

Our kids are teenagers. And teenagers tend to lose things, like keys. Who am I kidding? I tend to lose things like keys! Anyway, given that there are five of us living here with all sorts of schedules and such, we wanted to update our front door hardware to something that not only looked good, but something that would also make life easier. Which is why we chose the Schlage TouchTM Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt with coordinating handles and knobs.

black double front doors with black door hardware and red berry wreaths

(We’ll be sanding and touching up some paint around the new knobs and handles when the weather warms up in the Spring. It’s still too cold out for the paint to adhere properly, otherwise we’d have done it already.)

black double front doors with black hardware and red wreaths

With Schlage TouchTM no key means there’s nothing to lose, and for would-be intruders, no cylinder to pick. All in a slim profile that’s as stylish as it is strong.

black double front doors with black hardware and red wreaths

The Schlage TouchTM combines convenience-focused design. We can now allow friends and family to get in without a key – simply by entering a code. If we wanted, we could have up to 19 different codes programmed into our deadbolt! From the dog-sitter to babysitting teenagers to grandma…everyone can have their own code and no worries about lost keys. I also feel extra secure with the Schlage Touch’s 100% pick-proof lock.

black double front doors with black hardware and red wreaths. opening doors

Of course, as a designer I like things to coordinate. So, when the deadbolt is changed, the rest of the hardware needs to change too. For the longest time, we’ve been fans of matte black door hardware for inside and outside our house. It’s such a statement making choice. And like I mentioned, doing all this is an easy project that anyone can do. When we changed the locks on the front doors, we also changed the handles and knobs to Schlage’s lovely matte collection.

black double front doors with black hardware and red wreaths. right door slightly ajar

Upgrading door hardware is a quick, affordable and impactful way to express personal style.

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Front Door Hardware?

Schlage believes that style lives in the details because the details bring everything together in a home. Schlage offers new possibilities with our door hardware, deadbolts and electronic locks that showcase your personal style.

To find out which Schlage product is right for you and your family, check out their full line here. Or if you know you want the Schlage TouchTM Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt or any other Schlage product, you can find Schlage products here.

black double front doors with black hardware and red wreaths. right door slightly ajar

Is your front door due for an upgrade? Have you ever considered a keyless deadbolt solution for your home?


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