Whether you plan to sell in the near future, or just want to improve the value of your home, here is one low cost improvement you should consider.
Refinish the front door. First impressions do mean a lot, and a front door in need of work sets the wrong tone. We’ve had many buyers enter a home having already formed a bad impression just based on the front door.
Refinishing your front door doesn’t usually take much effort. If it is painted, be sure to rough up the surface prior to putting on a new coat of paint. If it is stained, use a very fine grade of sandpaper to ensure the sealer will adhere to the surface.
While you are preparing the door for the finishing coat, be sure to check the weather stripping for damage. With soaring energy costs, adding some new weather stripping can quickly pay for itself in utility savings.
And start the job early in the morning so the surface dries before you have to close the door for the evening.