Post sponsored by Kwikset. Opinions are entirely my own.
Yesterday I posted about our door security woes. Today the saga continues with a revamp of our garage door entrance. It’s slightly embarrassing to post a before picture of this beauty:
This garage entry door is used more than any other door in the home and it takes a massive beating. Honestly, it is the least inviting door to walk into. It’s dirty, yucky, and had never been painted. But somehow after walking in and out a zillion times I stopped noticing the disaster that it was. I think we all do that a little, walk past the mess instead of fixing it. What finally motivated a change was being locked out constantly and spending way too much time breaking in.
DOOR INTERVENTION #2 Garage Door
SmartCode was the perfect solution for this door. The whole family can use the code and I can share with neighbors, too. Knowing I’ll never loose a key or be locked out again is as glorious as sleeping in past 8:00 on a Sunday. Kwikset says the installation is easy, and they are not bluffing. The entire installation took less than 10 minutes.
The instructions are clear and easy. I did have one question, so for the sake of the blog, I called Kwikset customer service. I was pleasantly surprised that I was talking to a human in less than a minute. They answered all my questions and the entire process took 4:20. Kwikset customer service team just scored about 100 cool points.
I painted the door “Oslo Blue” by Behr and used Sherwin-Williams snap dry paint so I didn’t have to leave the door open for paint to dry and air condition the town all day. I think the satin nickle handle looks awesome next to the blue. (Why blue? I love it!)
Imagine all the time I spent this year jamming my library card through the door when in just 10 minutes I could have installed a new door lock! I want a few hours of my life back. Not remedying my key problem sooner was not one of my finer decisions. Coming home feels so much better now.
Check out all the products Kwikset has to offer. I’m so impressed with the durability, quality and ease of use (and installation!) of their products, thanks Kwikset. And thank you to the city library for helping me get into the house for the past year, even though you’ve been demoted from home protector to just books I still love you.