It goes without saying that your door is an important part of your home. It is often the first impression as well as providing security, controlling the temperature and affecting the overall look of your home. If you take a moment to go outside, look at your door and think “what type of message is my door sending?” is it the one you want it to send?
If you don’t like what your door is saying or you aren’t really sure how others view it, you might consider an upgrade. There are a few things you can do depending on what you want and what budget you have. Here are a few options for you to consider.
You should first consider if your door actually needs an update. Don’t just think about your front door, though it might get the most attention, you should also think about your interior and other doors in your home. The other doors may not need as much of an update, but if they are damaged or otherwise out of style, you may consider making some changes.
As you consider the doors, look at their physical condition: is there any physical damage, or perhaps weathering or warping? Do the doors have trouble opening or closing, even after tightening a hinge or screws or making other adjustments? How do they look and match surrounding walls and other fixtures such as shutters, do their colors and styles allow them to blend in, stand out or contrast? What about features such as windows or other design work on the doors? Do they match what you envision for your home? This may seem like a lot of questions, but you want to be sure to consider both the look and functionality of your doors when deciding to update or replace them.
Door Upgrade Options
Ok, now you’ve decided an upgrade is in order, so it’s time to decide what type of change you want to see. Is it a subtle change or something more significant?
One of the basic upgrades to make to your doors is to change the color with a fresh coat of paint. This can be especially useful if you want your door to stand out or be more welcoming. For a bigger upgrade, paint the door and paint your window shutters to match. Windows and other door inlays can be installed into some doors, though it usually makes more sense to get a new door. If you’re looking to replace damage or warming it is best to get a new door also. Both wood and metal doors are available depending on your needs so be sure to shop for the best match for your home.
Whether you need a new door installed, a new paint job for your doors (or more) finding the right professional can be a challenge. Thankfully, we have a list of trusted experts that we would love to share with you. For any real estate need, buying, selling, investing, or working on your current and forever home, give us a call and we would love to help you and be your real estate resources for life.