A few days ago I wrote about the sorts of things you need to focus on when it comes to home improvements that will help you to sell your home. The cosmetic touches that cannot be ignored if you want to show your house in its best light.
Today I want to focus on that very first impression, the first thing that potential buyers will see, and may have them filled with excitement, or trepidation for what they will find once they step inside. I am talking, of course, about the front door. This is the first thing that people will notice about your house, and yet is often overlooked as people try to stage their home.
Style and Security
A beautiful front door can make a strong first impression – you only have to look at all those instagram feeds filled with bloggers posing in front of them to know that they help to create a strong visual image and impression. Your front door can be a pointer to the style that lies ahead in the home.
It can also be a pointer towards how secure your home is. If you have choose Front Composite Doors, you get a door that has the stunning appearance of a traditional timber door, but with the better security with the ingenious multi-locking system. With most home buyers being increasingly security concious, this could be the first step towards giving your buyer piece of mind about their new home.
Keep it clean
There is no point in having a stunning front door if it is not looking its best, so get that duster out and give it a good old clean. Beautiful bright doors are very popular right now, but paintwork should be shiny, and glass and metal work should be gleaming. The same goes for all windows, which also need to be dressed to their best advantage.
Another tip is to make sure that your door has a number. You would be surprised at the amount of houses that are not numbered (I was guilty of these for quite a while.) A door that is not numbered is obviously harder to find, especially if your neighbours are not numbered either. You can get a range of numbers, from chrome effect to Mediterranean pottery, so you can make the numbers a real feature of your door.
Check out the Accessories
To make that perfect impression, you need to make sure that all the componant parts of your door are just perfect. We have already mentioned the importance of door numbers, but letter boxes need to swing and look polished and doorbells actually need to work.