Want to raise the value of your home by… TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS?!
It’s so easy to bolster the value of your home in an instant with a quick & easy improvement: painting the front door! Before you list your home for sale, you’ll just need the right color paint and a little elbow-grease to do the trick. The first impression you make on a curious buyer looking for the perfect new home in Westport is vital, and your front door is the first thing guests see when they pull up to your house. Here are some simple tips to ensure yours will make a lasting impression.
Consider Your Surroundings
If you’re stumped on a color for your front door, look to your home’s natural surroundings for inspiration. Look to Westport’s lush green backdrops against blue skies, among other tones that appear together in nature that will also work well on your house. Using natural colors has the added bonus of making your home look like it belongs in the landscape.
Don’t Pick a Paint Color Found Inside Your Home
To fully understand how a paint color will look, you need to see it in its planned environment. Colors can look very different in different lighting conditions. Tape paint swatches to an exterior door and observe the color throughout the day. If you want to get an even better idea of how it’ll look, paint a small swatch directly on the door.
Make it Monochrome
Visually expand your home by painting the door, trim, window frames, and exterior the same color. A monochromatic color scheme also provides a neutral backdrop for accessories to shine. Use color to highlight other architectural details on the facade of your home too.
Don’t Be Afraid of Color (…or doing the job itself!)
A door is a smaller commitment than painting your entire home, so why not experiment? A splash of orange, yellow, or lime green makes a bold statement on your front door – make it fun! With innumerable options for painters local to Westport and Fairfield County it’s easy to find someone with the right touch; or, if you’re feeling adventurous and would like to take on the simple project yourself, find great paint stores lining the Post Road right in town!
Stick With the Classics
Start with neutral hues, including brown, black, or gray for a look that will withstand the test of time. In a town like Westport, deep reds and navy blues are classic front door colors that work as neutral colors.
I’ve seen it time and time again in Westport when a home is for sale and owners haven’t had the time to give their listing that extra shine. If you’re a Westport homeowner ready to make a move or even considering putting your house on the market, I’m more than happy to stop by and help you pick out the color to turn your home into the perfect listing. Contact me today to learn how we can work together to make a huge difference in the price of your brand new listing. Are you ready to discover the high demand earning potential of your Fairfield County home on the Connecticut housing market?