How Valuable is a New Front Door?
You've probably heard how buying a new front door can add value to your home — but just how much value?
Essentially, what it comes down to is curb appeal. An old, dated or damaged front door instantly brings down the curb appeal of your home and creates a negative first impression from the very first step. In fact, a dingy front door can make your entire home look poorly taken care of, unintentionally shining a light on any other small issues you may have hoped buyers would overlook.
Then, of course, there's the function of a door to consider. Potential buyers want to see their new home as a safe haven, not one that is only protected by a flimsy or failing front door. This is all part of the first impression your entryway has the power to create.
But let's talk numbers. In research conducted by Therma-Tru Doors, it was found that a new door can add up to $24,000 to a home's perceived value. With a number as drastic as that, replacing your front door seems like a no-brainer.
Beyond simply swapping out your doors, creating an entirely new and welcoming entryway can make a world of difference. Think about how the walkway up to your front door functions for visitors. Is it accessible? Free of any debris and growing weeds? Now, what about your front porch — is it clean and welcoming? Addressing all of these questions can help your door shine its very brightest.
And speaking of brightness, have you considered a fresh coat of paint to up the value even further? Get rid of all those old nicks or dings and choose a color that allows the front of your home to greet visitors as warmly as possible.
Ready to add some value and curb appeal to your home? We can help with that.
- Door Man