How a Front Door Can Enhance Curb Appeal

Everyone has heard the proverb “don’t judge a book by its cover”. And while it may apply to most of the realities of life, it is not applicable to your property, because when it comes to residences, first impressions are what matter the most.

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The exterior portion of your house is the most exposed to the eyes of passers-by, guests and neighbors, and potential home buyers if you are selling the property.

There is little doubt in the minds of those who are highly affiliated with the business that curb appeal accounts for a huge chunk of the overall charm and allure of the property.


In order to make a better impression, you need to improve the ‘curb’ of the house. Your curb consists of the exterior portion of your property which is immediately view-able to any passerby or visitor who happens to come knocking on your door.

There are several ways using which you can improve the curb appeal of your residence. You can choose to replace your existing door altogether for a completely new one that has your very own touch of personality.

You can copy trending designs, include innovative patterns, and experiment with bold colors that set you apart from the rest of the houses in the lane and make you look ‘special’.

It may not feel as significant, but the entry door plays a huge part in determining whether or not a potential buyer goes through with the deal. A well styled and well secured front door will undoubtedly enhance the look of the rest of the features of the house as well.

You can choose to go for bright solid colors to contrast the lighter walls, or you can choose to comply with an ongoing theme. Regardless, the possibilities with front door decoration are endless.


So why exactly is it so important for you to invest well in ensuring a properly decorated and trimmed front door? Simply put, your front door is the focal point of the entrance to your house. It is the first thing that a visitor’s eye is drawn to as it is the entry and exit passageway.

When a potential buyer arrives and knocks on your door, they will be taking a good look at it for a solid couple of seconds or even a few minutes as they wait for you to open it. Do you want them to be greeted with peeling paint and fading varnish?

Or an entrance that feels mismatched with the rest of the exterior? That would only make for a negative impression.

You can use the front door of your house as a way to express yourself. It can serve to put your own sense of style and masterful architecture out in the open for everyone to view and admire. And if it earns you a few compliments and customers in the process, it is all the better!