Believe it or not, your front door matters more than you think! It’s the focal point of most homes and it’s what our eyes are drawn to first. Whether it’s friends, family members, or trick-or-treaters, everyone will be greeted at your front door. Your front door adds curb appeal but it also provides security for your family. Though your front door is only a small part of your house, it can make a big impact.
There are many different styles of front doors, so choosing one can be a daunting task. When picking out a front door it’s important to keep in mind:
- • Colors of your current house (Do you want to match the colors for a neutral look or contrast them with a pop of color?)
- • Style of your house (traditional, craftsman, farmhouse, modern, etc.)
- • Pre-existing design elements (glass, wood, brick, etc.)
- • Houses in your neighborhood (Do you want to match the houses around you or stand out with a unique front door?)
- • Width of the doorway (Is your doorway a standard size for one door, double doors, or will it require custom work?)
As you can see, a lot goes into choosing a front door and it can be an overwhelming decision. Give me a call at 574-527-1700 and I will help answer your questions or refer you to a design expert.
Your front door is one of the most important factors when it comes to curb appeal. Buyers are put off by front doors that appear old or simply don’t work with the house. One of the easiest things to do before listing your home is replacing the front door. When you replace your front door with a new, well insulated door you are guaranteed to see a return on your investment.
If replacing your front door isn’t in your budget, you can paint your door instead. Painting your front door is a simple way to improve your curb appeal without breaking the bank. For other easy ways to improve your curb appeal, read our article here.
Along with curb appeal, buyers are also drawn to security. They want to feel safe and secure in their new home. Not only should a security system be in place, but your doors, especially your front door, should provide security. Here are a few ways to make sure your front door is secure:
- • Deadbolt Lock
- • Door Chain
- • High Quality Door Handle
- • Strike Plate
- • Install Peephole
- • Add Glazing
Old front doors can actually increase your energy bill because they are not made as well as new doors. Older doors don’t possess the innovative insulation materials that newer front doors do. If you have already installed new sealing around your front door and you are still feeling hot or cold air seeping through, it is time to replace your door.
Do you think you have other issues that need to be addressed?
Your front door may not be all that needs replacing. If you are considering selling your home, please give us a call today at 574-527-1700 or email us at Kim@homeswarsaw.com. We would love to answer any questions you have and learn more about what you’re looking for!