Adding value to your home with the right doors
When the time comes to sell your home, you want to get the best price possible. Ideally, you will get more for your house than you bought it for, but this is less likely to happen without you putting in a little bit of work while you are living there.
It's never too early to start adding value to your home and it's a good idea to keep improving the property on a regular basis. Not only will you get to enjoy any improvements you make while living there, but you'll also get a return on your investment when you sell.
There are many ways you can add value to your home, and good use of doors is one of the most effective. If your doors are looking old and tired, the following things will help to ensure you get the best deal when it comes to selling your house...
One concept that many estate agents might end up mentioning a lot is 'curb appeal'. This is a subjective measure of the impression potential buyers get of a house just from standing outside, and can affect the amount they are willing to pay for a home.
Many different aspects of a property can affect this attribute, such as front lawns and driveways. However, one of the best ways to achieve good curb appeal is with an eye-catching front door.
The door you choose doesn't have to be extravagant or elaborate but it should be well-maintained, fit the style of the house and above all, it should stand out. Prospective buyers may not notice a plain front door, however if it is an elegant shade of solid natural wood or well-adorned with furniture it will grab their attention.
This serves to improve the first impression of your house that potential buyers get. A good first impression can make prospective buyers more receptive to the rest of your home, and more likely to buy even if there are flaws elsewhere.
It should go without saying, but your home should be as perfect as possible inside if you want it to sell for a good amount. A squeaky hinge or a door that sticks might not seem like a big problem to you, but it might stick out like a sore thumb to potential buyers.
Make sure to pay attention to any problematic hinges and any doors that stick from poor fitting or abuse they may have had over the years. The key is to focus on superficial defects. If you can see, hear or feel any flaws in your doors then they will need fixing. Luckily, these are not big jobs. Simply take a day one weekend to make sure the contents of your house are in good working order and update your door furniture.
Just as it is important for your front door to look elegant and eye-catching, it is also a good idea to make some improvements to the rear of your home. One of the best ways to do this is to add in a set of French doors leading onto the rear of your home.
They will add a panoramic view to the room at the back of your house so your back garden can be seen in all its glory. French doors can also make the room feel more open while creating a more aesthetic style and creating a sense of luxury and elegance.
They also allow more natural light into the room and a well-lit home creates a more positive environment and will give people a better impression of the space and your property overall.
Although they can often be a more expensive option, if you invest in high quality French doors, they will last decades and will almost certainly add cost back onto the value of your home.
Using internal doors
Internal doors are an often-overlooked aspect of a home, but they can add real value. As with the front door, the key advantage is that so many homes have very similar internal doors, often opting for the most basic models. Varying from this will give your home added appeal.
'Location, Location, Location' presenter and house finder Phil Spencer has a trick that can add to the value of your house: make your internal doors taller. This can easily be done thanks to the availability of custom-sized doors and frames.
Mr Spencer said that this simple tactic "makes the house look bigger, the ceilings feel higher and gives a rather grand effect". The effect of this will be multiplied with impressive and stylish doors. Elegant wood and paneling look excellent in vintage homes, for example.
You can also use internal glazed doors to improve brightness in your rooms, allowing them feel more spacious and airy.
Add value with your doors today...
These tips will go a long way towards increasing the value of your home. Whether you're looking for luxury external doors or premium internal doors, Doordeals offers a vast selection of styles, sizes, finishes and furnishings to help you add value to your property and create a unique home.