When you’re selling your home, you want to ensure that you get the best price and that it’s not sitting on the market for a long time.
There are lots of ways to improve the saleability of your property, and one of these is by buying a new front door.
Front doors always make a good impression. How many times have you realised that you don’t know the house number of a property but you know you’ll recognise it when you see it?
It’s so important that your door looks pristine when you’re trying to sell your house. What’s more, you’ll want to choose an appropriate colour.
So which colour is the best for a new front door? How can you ensure a speedy sale? Find out below.
According to research…
…White is the best colour for your front door. Buyers in the UK find it the most appealing for wood front doors.
The next best option is natural stained or varnished front doors, which look great on country or period homes.
Perhaps trying to imitate the style of Number 10, black front doors come next. So when you’re choosing a new front door, consider what buyers will be looking for.
A new front door needs maintenance
If you want buyers to be impressed with your new front door, you’ll need to keep it looking lovely until the very day you move out.
uPVC doors can be one way around this, as they only require a wipe down with a damp cloth every now and again. But if you’re going for the wow-factor you’ll want to get a wooden or composite front door.
Luckily, we have some tips to help you keep your front door looking its best:
Give it a lick of paint
Or 3, in fact. Giving your new front door a good paint job will prevent it from expanding, rotting or warping.
Finish the edges
If you don’t, you can end up letting moisture into the wood, which can crack paint and make the door swell.
Repaint every 5 years
If you’re planning well ahead before moving, make sure you repaint your door within 5 to 6 years. This will keep it looking as good as new.
As long as you look after your front door, you’ll make a fantastic impression to potential buyers. The front of your house is the first thing they see, so make sure you front door and your garden or driveway look perfect.