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A door, a door, my kingdom for a door!

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Most people dream of loved ones, or holidays. Me? I dream of a new front door.

Preferably one that looks like this...

Black door via Pinterest

Or this...

Black door via Pinterest

Or even this (but without the coloured glass)...

Black door via Pinterest

(all via my Kerb Appeal Pinterest Board)

And then I wake up. And what I actually see is THIS!

Front Door at OneandSeventy - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

All white plastic, glass and scratched chrome.

Front Door at OneandSeventy - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk


And oh joy of joys, we get to experience it in stereo. For OneandSeventy doesn't just have one door to the front of our property, but two.

2nd Front Door at OneandSeventy - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

The other is made of equally stunning "I can't do anything with it" white plastic. However, instead of matching chrome, this one (for some inexplicable reason) sports magnificent fading brass furniture that, quite possibly, is in more need of attention than the chrome.

Aren't they just wonderful?

So welcoming...!

That is, if you like the unintended shabby chic look...

2nd Front Door at OneandSeventy - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

And a letterbox which flaps around so much at the merest hint of a breeze, that the "knock, knock, knocking" of the wind wakes you up at night.

Front Door at OneandSeventy - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

These hideous monstrosities were one of the first things I turned my attention to when we first moved into OneandSeventy. Off we popped to B&Q, where we purchased new letterboxes. I even managed to convince Beloved to dust off his toolbox. But things didn't quite go to plan.

Oh no.

It turns out that whomever made the holes in the doors, didn't do a very good job. In fact, they were SO bad, that (like far too many things in this house, it seems), replacing the letterboxes turned out to be a job too far for our fledgling DIY skills.


Back went our shiny new letterboxes, Beloved packed away his tools and the tarnished furniture and flappy, peely letterbox remained.

Until now...



Because those lovely people over at Yale Door, well they're only running a competition to win a brand new, fully-fitted composite front door!


As the UK's leading composite door supplier to homeowners, with over 10,000 satisfied customers, submitting this post as my entry to realise a dream was a no brainer.

I even got to play with Yale Door's brilliant "Design Your Door" feature, to check out all the available configurations.

I think I'm going to go with the Victorian Classic.

No, wait! I think maybe the Victorian Half Glaze.

But hold on! There's also the Victorian Curve!

While I'm deciding, why don't you pop on over to www.yaledoor.co.uk  and take a look at their range for yourself?

While you're doing that, I'll just sit here with everything crossed and hope Yale's judges take pity on my plight, and grant me the opportunity to see my door in the flesh!

A hui hou,


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