Offering the best Home Improvement Tips – the H.I.T. List brings you fresh, new ideas every month! This spring, consider giving your home a facelift with minimal cost: update your doors. It doesn’t have to be expensive if you don’t want it to be, and we guarantee it will give your home a fresh start. There’s opportunity knocking…
Open a New Door to Spring – It is crazy to think what a new door can do to the front of your home – instant curb appeal. While it may seem to be a minor detail, your front door plays a more important role than you think! If you have a ho-hum front door, replace it or paint it yourself with a fun pop of color and update the hardware.
Look Inside – Are your interior doors dated? We go in and out of our doors every day, but when is the last time you stopped to have another look at it with its surroundings? Are the doors contrasting with your current home decor? A home with modest detail can be dramatically improved with new interior doors. Introduce new dimensional elements and architectural detail. And don’t be afraid to try something fun like the new barn doors that are “sliding” into style. Updating your interior doors can take your home from ordinary to extraordinary.
Paint it Black – A continuing new home trend, black doors are an easy DIY project requiring only a paintbrush and a can of paint. They may seem radical to some, but black doors can be transformative and look great with all different decorating styles – including contemporary, rustic, classic, and many more. Cover any white or wooden door with a coating of black and witness instant, drop-dead sophistication.
Trim Trim Cheree – What about that stuff around the door? Paint the trim! How many of you still have the basic wood trim? Yes, it’s beautiful, but if you want to modernize the place, go ahead and paint it. It’s simple, easy, and affordable; not to mention it will make your home look brand spankin’ new.
Park it – Let’s assume you haven’t replaced your garage doors in…well, forever. Your garage accounts for 20 to 40 percent of the total square footage of your home and can take up a lot of visual real estate. The first impression of your home is curbside, and new garage doors are one of the best ways to increase a home’s value. There are so many options to choose from, wood, steel, aluminum, tempered glass and even vinyl, and ranging in budget from $300 to $10,000+ there is something for everyone. Don’t let your guests or prospective buyers drive away!