This two-story cottage wins hearts with just a glance -- who can resist that cheery paint, metal roof, and trimmed-out gables? The front door wisely wears a more subdued hue but doesn't completely fade into the background, thanks to crisp white trim and casing.
Screen doors can boast plenty of style too. Here, decorative strapwork creates a guarded but attractive boundary between the front door and the street outside. Fresh air filters right through to cool the home, but the hot sun doesn’t get very far.