"I was just reading a recent article from the Montreal Gazette [we're not from Montreal, just happened to be reading it]?about how it is important to make a good first impression at your front door. I have to completely agree with the author Sheri Block (to read the complet article click here) Your?front door and front porch really do make a strong first impression about the look and feel of your home. This, I think, is especially important to home builders who build speculative homes. When your buyers first come to the front door, you want to give them the best impression you can about the quality and feel of your homes. Have you ever come to the front door of a home, pushed the doorbell that is mounted to vinyl siding and felt the gushy give as you press the button down. It makes the home feel cheap. I think it's important to spend a little extra on the front door and hardware. If you install a nice handleset, and spend an extra $10-$20 for a nice door bell cover that feels substantial, it will go a long way. Of course I will say this becaue we sell door hardware here.... but pay attention as you visit the homes of friends and neighbors and?I think you'll agree."