First Impressions: The Importance of the Front Door

The front door is one of the most important parts of your home’s curb appeal. It is the first impression that guests or buyers will get when they arrive so the front of your home deserves a lot of attention. Start by making sure everything is clean and clutter-free, trim the hedges, remove any weeds and pressure wash if necessary. If you have weathered wooden doors, you can probably refinish them yourself with this step-by-step tutorial.  The next step is to add some beauty to appeal to the eye in the form of foliage, decor and maybe even a little paint. I have gathered some examples of beautiful front doors and accompanied them with some tips that you can apply to your own front door.

Landscaping plays a huge part in beautiful curb appeal. This home certainly took advantage of that with all the incredible foliage and shrubbery surrounding the otherwise humble entrance.

To make your home stand out, consider painting the front door an inviting color like this beautiful turquoise door. It will make your home memorable.

The lack of a garden is well made up for with the beautiful pink flowers that extend the length of the door and a little beyond. Such a beautiful way to frame the entrance.

If you have a front porch or patio, place a couple of chairs and table to show off the space and give it a sense of home.

Creating an inviting entry space can be as easy as placing some pretty potted plants and a cozy bench by the front door.

Landscape lighting can make a world of difference in your curb appeal. Leave the lights on for a while in the evening in case buyers decide to drive by.

A red front door can always be counted on to catch someone’s eye and make a great first impression. If a red door will fit with the color scheme of your home, it’s a good idea to consider painting it while it’s on the market.

If you have intricate detailing on your front door such as these forged iron doors, it’s best to keep any foliage simple and let the doors speak for themselves.

If you have a small space by the front door, let the landscaping be your foliage and add a welcome mat and some lanterns to add interest to the front door.

As you can see, creating a beautiful front door space is very easy. There are lots of cost-effective ways to spruce it up so your home makes a great first impression from the moment someone drives up. If you are trying to sell your home, these tips are especially important to implement.*

Warm regards,

* To learn more about staging your home for sale in a competitive market, check out my book Stageology: How to Stage to Sell at all major booksellers. See the trailer below:

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