I Spent $40 to Boost My Home Value By $6,000 w/ This Simple Paint Upgrade
Looking for an easy way to boost your home value and make a great first impression?
Take the advice of home improvement experts Drew and Jonathan Scott and switch out your front door for a modern door. “A modern front door updates everything.” said Drew in a previous Property Brothers episode.
A new door will also add tremendous value to your home and likely add thousands of dollars to your resale profit. Or you can take the DIY route like I did by changing the color of your existing entrance for a BIG payoff!
I was inspired by this article I read that stated black front doors can boost your home’s value by $6,000! Crazy, right? According to a recent Zillow analysis, statistics showed that front doors painted black can increase your home’s value by 2.9%.
It sounded like such an easy way to improve my home so I took the advice and decided to paint my front door black. It was actually a huge project as the door had to be taken off the hinges, but with a bit of paint and patience, I completely transformed my entryway and it only cost me $40!
I love the finished product and the time and money spent are totally worth the profit increase I’ll likely get if I decide to sell at some point.
And doesn’t it look so much better in black?!
Not interested in your current door style? Here are 3 budget-friendly doors we love:
- $611 at The Home Depot
Since this door is already black, you won’t have to tackle a painting project like me! This high-quality door is made with auraLast pine wood and galvanized steel, making it resistant to rust and rot over time. The windowpanes let in the perfect amount of natural sunlight to brighten up your home, while still providing the privacy you need.
- $398 at The Home Depot
Sometimes less is more. This simple 2-panel door design has already been primed, making it easy to paint or stain to the color of your choice.
- $678 at The Home Depot
Go for the modern look with MP Doors 4-Lite door. The sleek design will add elegance to your front porch and take your curb appeal to the next level. This door is also ENERGY STAR qualified and will help keep your home at the ideal temperature year-round.
Front doors are the focal point of a home.
Your home’s entryway is one of the first things onlookers notice. Updating your front door is a small investment that will make a huge impact on not only your curb appeal but your home’s value overall.
Whether you paint your current door black like I did, or replace it altogether for an updated style, you’ll impress neighbors and visitors alike, and catch the attention of potential buyers when you sell your home.
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