Whether you want to sell your home or you’re just thinking about it, you’re probably also thinking about ways you can increase the value of your home. Homeowners have many options when it comes to upgrading a home, but some options are better than others. Some options do nothing at all for the sell value of the home, so be careful and do your research before sinking a lot of cash into a new sunroom or whirlpool tub.
A simple trick that doesn’t occur to most homeowners is to replace their old doors with new doors. Here’s how the new doors end up increasing your home’s market value.
- Increases Curb Appeal
A new door can really spruce up your home’s curb appeal. Studies show many homebuyers have made up their mind about whether they can see themselves living in a home based on the exterior alone. They don’t even need to take a peek inside, which makes the front door a vital piece of your selling strategy.
A door can do a lot to make your home look more attractive. Choose a door that is simple, yet adds contrast with the rest of the home for a little bit of pop. Doors can be difficult to install, so be sure you use an experienced door contractor who will also ensure its functionality.
The Home Inspection Report
If your doors are old, they could also be allowing the outside in. Over time, the wood and sealants used to install the door deteriorate. Even the frame around the door can lead to issues.
If your home’s energy efficiency is being lowered due to old doors, the home inspector working on your house will likely include this matter on the home inspection report. Don’t let a little thing like a door keep your sell value down.
Surprisingly, the upgrade to your front door offers you one of the biggest returns on your investment as far as upgrades are concerned. This is especially true when the homeowner installs steel entry doors which return over 100% of the cost of initial investment.
Upgrading an entry door to your home won’t break the bank, but it could potentially put more money in the bank. That’s with the savings in home heating and cooling costs, and the profits you’ll see if you end up deciding to sell your home. Even if you decide not to sell your home, a new front door not only looks great, but will eventually pay for itself.