DIY entryway project, diy kerb appeal projects, door replacement, add value to your home
Your entryway is one of the most essential things that any potential buyer looks at when they come to view your house. But it is not just all about selling the home, it is also about creating a beautiful space for you and the family to live in while you still own your house.
Most kerb appeal projects are simple DIY ideas that, if done properly can make the home look even more expensive. With that in mind, here are some DIY door replacements to spruce up your house ideas that you might like to try out.
Replace the old door with a new one
If you have decided to go all in, one of the best things you can do is to simply replace the old door with a newer and better one. Frankly, though, this is the more expensive option. But if you are up for it, you could buy a new door that will inject a fresh lease of life to your entry way. Because most doors are quite mundane, it would be advisable to go for something majestic and a little out of the ordinary. This way, your entryway will be a major talking point for anyone who sees it. You could also go the ‘steel entry door’ way and improve your home’s security while you are at it.
Change the locks to fancier ones
If you don’t feel like shelling out all that money for a new door, you can simply make some modest changes to the one you already have and make it seem livelier. One of the easiest ways to do this is to invest in some fancy locks. You can buy an old-fashioned mail slot as well, plus some flashy kick plates. These are things that will make your otherwise old and dreary doorway look brilliant and ‘happening’.
Paint the old door with bright, welcoming colours
Instead of doing all that we have mentioned here, you can simply choose the easiest way out and repaint the door. Be sure to use bright and welcoming colour. It would be better if the colour of the door could be in sharp contrast with the rest of the entryway. It makes it stand out and breathes some life into the whole presentation.
Other wonderful options include making small additions to the entryway such as building a beautiful arch over the door and adding a few eye-catching and evergreen plants. You can make them potted plants or you could use some of those beautiful, Greek-like garden stands. This will make your entryway seem like that of a palace, even if your house does not compare to one.
Always keep the entryway clean. Replace or repair any broken or chipped bits of the door and make sure that it is as secure as it can be. This is the very first impression people get of your home. Make it count.