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#Find this door

Tuesday 07 May 2019

When selling your home, your front door is one of the first features buyers will see when viewing your home, they will have previewed listings on Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market before they see which homes they want to view in person.

Your front door will either stand out, or will fade into the background and make your property look dull and dated.

Colour trends come and go, but the colour you paint your door is likely to be around for a few years, so make sure yours is well painted!  

So what colour should you paint the entrance to your home? – firstly, it depends on the house style, the colour and the trim of the house and even the demographic of the neighbourhood. A bland colour can make your home look boring and one that matches the trim is not recommended.

Colour trends come and go, but the colour you choose is important – shades of navy blue and slate grey are popular whereas purple is a no go – if you do have a uPVC door, make sure it is always clean!.

Choosing the hardware is also important, choose something simple and clean cut in either silver or black – black can look sophisticated on a lighter-coloured door, and choose the correct hardware for the style of your house – modern, traditional etc, and if you are painting ensure you move the hardware first.

Always make sure your door numbers are visible, there is nothing worse for a potential viewer than  driving round trying to find your property and keep the outside lighting looking good too – if your home doesn’t have lighting outside then use the photographic enhancement service at David Phillip Estate Agent, this can make all the difference to how your home looks on a property brochure or on the property portals.

So, as I scroll through the amazing photographs on #findthisdoor, I realise just how important the front door of everyone’s home is and particularly if you are looking to sell.

At David Phillip Estate Agents we believe that how you stage your property is key to selling your home, so if you want professional advice on the best way to market your home and for a better price, call David Phillip Estate Agents t: 01134 676 400 w: e: or call into the office at 86, Leeds Road, Bramhope, Leeds.        

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