repaint front door casing as an example of Free or Low-Cost Fix-ups tips
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Front Door in Focus

PRO: John Crosby Freeman, color specialist, Norristown, Pa.

SECRET: To boost your home's curb appeal, repaint just the casing that surrounds your front door. Most people use the same color for all their trim, but you can create a gentler transition from the siding to the door by choosing a hue for the casing that's closer to your home's body color. This, in turn, helps draw the eye to the entry, one of your home's best assets. Find the perfect casing color on the paint strip from which you originally selected your home's body color. Simply pick a slightly darker or lighter shade.
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