Whether you are a happy homeowner who isn’t going anywhere, or someone trying to sell his or her home, the entryway should impress anyone who walks in. it definitely deserves some extra attention. First impressions are so important, not only in real estate but basically all parts of society. We make snap-judgments of people, magazines, books, movies and homes.
According to a national study conducted by Therma-Tru even the most simple of updates can increase perceived value of a home by over $24,000. An easy example is just installing a new and updated entryway door. A door seems pretty simple and straightforward, but you will be impressed with the options and variety that are available. Manufacturers are offering a wide selection of choices for entryways that include decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms. These great options make it easier for owners to update their space and give it a sense of personal style. Because of the falling home prices, remodels are becoming more and more common.
Another tip for sprucing up your entryway is to keep it nice and organized. Especially with a family it can easily become the dumping ground for everyone’s stuff. Keys, phones, mail, bags, coats, shoes, and more seem to find a home in the entryway. They key to keep that organized is give everything its own designated space.
Look into getting a nice entry table that some of these items can live on. Also make sure that everything doesn’t just get shoved in the front closet. There should be enough room for a perspective buyer’s coat, for example. Adding some time and care to your front entranceway will pay off when buyers are looking at your home. Remember, you can’t take back a first impression.
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