Your home's front entry is its first impression and if it's been a while since you updated it, your home might not be putting its best foot forward to potential buyers. These front entry ideas, from outdoor lighting and decorating tips, to a splash of paint and security features will up your home's curb appeal and get buyers in the door.
1: The Front Door
Is your front door looking a little worse for wear? From a bright splash of color to an entirely new door, there are options. First, assess the condition. Can the door be saved? If the materials are old or visibly damaged, consider refinishing and painting it. But if your current door doesn't meet your current style preferences, or doesn't blend in as well with other updates you've made, consider replacing the door entirely. A new front door will provide an instant update and provide an inviting welcome.
2: House Numbers
You might not give much thought to your house numbers but buyers will. Most buyers will drive by a property before ever giving a realtor a call for a showing or attending an open house. Replace faded, hidden house numbers with an eye-catching update such as this house number planter to make sure potential buyers can find your home and to add a little curb appeal for a small investment.
3: A Splash of Color.
A splash of bright, bold paint contrasting with your home's siding and trim is a quick way to rehab a tired front entry. Think about the color wheel when choosing colors and make sure your choice complements your home's exterior.
4: Smart Products
Smart technology has come a long way and now extends to lighting, doorbells, locks, security cameras, and more. These security features are great selling points and will also give you peace of mind during the process of selling your house. Coordinate the finishes for a cohesive front entry.
A container of flowers on either side of the front door is an inexpensive way to add eye-catching color to your entryway. Vary the heights and color of the foliage for more appeal. If you have the space a small café table with some bright outdoor cushions will add appeal and have buyers imagining themselves enjoying a morning coffee on the porch. Consider a new doormat or an outdoor washable rug, as well, to keep your interior clean once your potential buyers make it inside.
There are plenty of ways to liven up your home’s exterior for selling without breaking the bank and the small investment will be more than worth it.