8 Crazy Cool Front Doors for a Quick, Dramatic Home Makeover (PHOTOS)

A front door says everything about your house. It's the first thing people see when they walk up to the house and the only chance you get to make a first impression. So make it count!

All over the world, the concept of a front door is different, but we can take some of the international ideas and incorporate them into some of our local lives. Crazy, no? It's a great way to makeover the exterior of your house without spending a ton of money, too. See some of our favorite, funkiest front doors from around the world:

Image via colleen_taugher/Flickr

  • Ivy Covered Door

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    Image via NatalieMaynor/Flickr

    I absolutely love this house. Everything about it. If your front door is right off the street like this, it's an excellent way to differentiate your home from the other ones attached to it.

  • Archway

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    Image via IngaMun/Flickr

    I love this door. It's like a tunnel you have to go through to get into the house. It almost has a Star Wars vibe, no? Love the archways. Love everything about it.

  • Amazing Plant Life

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    Image via Abi Skipp/Flickr

    I adore all the ivy growing around this door. What a beautiful, lively way to say "You are home!" This is my dream door.

  • Dream Doorway

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    Image via Muffet/Flickr

    This is just so stately. And grand. And inviting. Sigh. Can I go there right now?

  • Crazy Front Door

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    Image via Wonderlane/Flickr

    Wanna feel like Alice in Wonderland every day? Get this door!

  • Cottage Front Door

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    Image via IrishFireside/Flickr

    Isn't this like something from a fairy tale?? I want to go out immediately and get a little red gate instead of a screen door so I can pass out fresh pies from the front door. OK, who am I kidding? Just the door, please!

  • Dog Door

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    Image via zolakoma/Flickr

    Everything about this front door is inviting. There are no fancy chairs or perfect paint jobs, but it looks like the kind of place where generations of people have sat for a smoke and watched the world go by. Plus a dog. Every front door needs a puppy dog.

  • Colorful Home

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    Image via colleen_taugher/Flickr

    Tricked out front door colors may be the norm, but what I love about this is that the door is a normal wood. It's the HOUSE that has a lot to say here. To me, this is incredibly inviting.

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