How To Refresh Your Front Door

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How To Refresh Your Front Door
It’s a part of our house that often gets overlooked and neglected, but the entrance to your living space sets the mood for the rest of your home. Besides, it gives the first impression to any potential buyers, so if you’re placing your house on the market, it’s the first part you want to refresh to get your potential buyers through the front door.
Pleasant front door
So what you can you do to guarantee your front door and more looks its best?

Sweep, Tidy and Declutter

Nothing looks worse than litter and leaves cluttering up the doorway so grab a broom use it in the area regularly to keep it looking nice and tidy. Wipe away all of the cobwebs, dust and dirt that tends to accumulate around the front door, but don’t ignore the pathway that leads there. Ensure you’ve weeded too so everywhere looks fresh.

Add Greenery

Just adding some flower pots and plants to the front door area will instantly give it a lift, and help feel more welcoming and warm. No matter where you live, there will be room for one or two, and they make an immense amount of difference. Even if you have no area, you can always add a hanging basket.

Spruce up Boundaries

As well as adding plants and plant pots to the doorway, take a long look at your boundaries. Do you have overgrown bushes or shrubs? Is your fencing looking a little worn? If the answer is yes, then paint or replace to ensure your boundaries are looking their best.

Colour

Treat your front door a makeover and immediately transform the space. If you’re trying to sell, keep the colour neutral, otherwise, inject your personality into your choices.

Lighting

Add a front door light at the very least, to ensure visitors to your house can find their way to the front door easily in the dark. There are lots of styles so find one to suit you, and install a sensor to pick up movement too.

Do Up Your Porch

If you’re lucky enough to own a porch area, make sure it’s neat and tidy and decluttered. If you use it to store shoes and coats, add some useful storage to keep everything under control.

Door Numbers

Make sure you have clear door numbers so your visitors and postman can easily find you. There are numerous stylish ways you can do this from painted numbers, glassed etched and acrylics. Choose one that suits the style of your home and ensures it’s easy to read from the road.

Doormat

It’s the last piece, but often one that’s missed. Doormats can become downtrodden, miserable and sometimes soggy, so replacing them regularly is an easy way to refresh the entrance to your home and a perfect way to welcome guests.

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