The Door Store

Who knew there were so many types of doors? Not me, that’s for sure. If I had, I probably would have asked a friend to accompany me on my trip to the door store for moral support. As it stands, I’ve come home empty handed and thoroughly overwhelmed by the options.

At least I’ve learned something. Now that my eyes have been opened to the variety on offer, I’m starting to notice it everywhere. For example, my front door is made of timber, but there’s also an aluminium screen door in front of it that I’ve basically never noticed until now, despite the fact that I use it on a daily basis. Then there’s the back door, which is a sliding glass model with an aluminium frame, and the internal doors, which are all wooden but in a completely different style to the front door.

Anyway, it’s my front door that’s getting on a bit, so I guess I need a new timber door. Melbourne, what’s your two cents? Should I just replace the one I have with something that looks the same, or should I change it up and get an aluminium model? I know this doesn’t seem like a life-or-death kind of decision to be making, but it’s a confounding one all the same – especially for me, someone who’s evidently never paid doors any attention.

While I’m on top of this, maybe I should take the opportunity to start looking at my windows, too. My mum has been on at me to buy replacement sash windows. Melbourne streets, she says, are public spaces, and we all need to do our bit to keep up appearances. I haven’t taken any notice so far, but now seems like as good a time as any to take it under consideration.

What’ll I be doing next – weighing up different brands of gutter protectors? Having my carpet steamed? Installing a security system? The sky’s the limit.