Home renovations blog: Start your renovations at the front door

By the resi financial blog team, 31 July 2014

Great renovations start with the front door

Renovating your home can seem overwhelming for the inexperienced, especially if it is the first time you've considered doing anything remotely new to your home. But the easiest way to tackle these tasks is to break them down into smaller jobs, and tick them off as you go along. For example, a great place to start is the front of the house - and what's more front than your front door?

Replacing your front door is a fantastic place to start your renovations as it has the potential to leave a lasting positive impression. If you have a classy, welcoming entranceway, it's an inviting sign for people to come up to your home. This is especially true if you’re planning on selling the property after your renovations, as getting potential buyers through the front door during an open inspection is essential.

However, there are a number of things to consider before pursuing a new door option.

Look into your home's orientation

Depending on the way your home faces, your door will get varying degrees of sun exposure throughout the day. This can be a blessing or a curse, depending on the type of look you're seeking. For example, having a coloured door that gets a lot of exposure could be a bad call, with the colour eventually fading and becoming a shadow of itself. On the other hand, a stained wood door could be brilliant for these situations, with new nuances coming through the timber as time goes by.

Consider your property's privacy

Would you like a front door with a lot of glass for people to look through, or simply a solid wood door for privacy? There are also varying glass options, with a frosted finish offering a degree of privacy for those who want to pursue a glass option without the exposure.

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