Victorian Screen Door: Splurge

Often with spandrels in the corners and fretwork along the rails, screen doors from the late 1800s matched the gingerbread-draped entries in which they were hung.

This solid-wood door's traditional mortise-and-tenon construction will withstand weather and wear. Removable screens can be swapped for tempered or plexiglass storms, making it a snap to convert when seasons change. The return on your investment begins with the first year of energy savings.

Southern Grace 32-inch screen door in primed poplar, about $570; YesterYear's Vintage Doors
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