Here is the finished front door:
It is red.
It has a knocker.
It has a kick plate.
And with a knocker like that, we had to update our peephole (hehe).
It makes our home look more updated and cozy.
All for about $50.
Why paint instead of replacing it? Obvious reason: much cheaper. Also, it's original to the house, so it felt appropriate. It's also unique looking with the molding, which echoes the squares on the garage door. There are no windows which is better for security (which shouldn't really matter because we have sliding doors in the back). Which also means privacy. Some sanding, cleaning, priming, painting, painting, painting, painting, and modern hardware does wonders.
So there you have it, our red front door.