Are you attempting to sell your home? If you are, you are also very likely considering the myriad upgrades and improvements you could make to help add curb appeal and selling value to your home.
You can paint your home, put on a new roof, repave the driveway, put in landscaping with drought tolerant plants and even complete expensive renovations in the bathroom, kitchen and living spaces. But often these kinds of upgrades cost a lot of money and, if hidden from the street, won’t get a buyer’s attention as quickly as some of the other upgrades you could make. You should also consider one more aspect of your home that often sellers overlook: the front door.
One of the first things a potential buyer will see from the curb is the pathway or entry way to your front door. If you’ve got an old, weather-beaten door hanging in front of your castle, you’re not going to make near as good an impression on a buyer as you would if your home were sporting a new door.
One of the most beautiful ways to freshen up an entryway is with the installation of ornamental wrought iron doors. Unlike with wood doors, which can show their age over very short periods of time, thanks to weather, wear and tear and other elements, wrought iron doors are durable and can take many of the different forms of weather that occur throughout the year.
An iron door is not only beautiful, it will also last the life of your home with little maintenance involved. That’s a key selling point to a potential buyer. No one wants to purchase a home and then a year later find out they need to start replacing some of the most critical features just to keep it fresh.
Many custom iron door makers are taking the durability issue to a whole new level, creating iron doors that come with all the flourishings of a standard iron door, but also infusing them with steel to ensure that they last the test of time.
Here’s another very good reason to consider a wrought iron door: they serve as an excellent deterrent for trespassers. The strength and stability of wrought iron is unmatched, especially if you opt for a heavy gauge style. Most intruders are intimidated from trying to break in this type of door and will net even give it a second thought.
Because wrought iron entry doors are handcrafted, your design options are endless. You have the ability to create something that reflects all of your own artistic vision, with shapes and curves and elements that you like and that also compliment your home’s design.
Wrought iron doors can include beautiful frosted or textured glass windows and can also be cut to shape and size to match your needs, including rounded or square tops and multiple openings.
Your home is a place of pride and nothing speaks a buyer louder than a welcoming and enchanting front entry way. After all, it is the place they will see when they arrive and that all their guests will see when they come to visit.
Don’t overlook this critical component of upgrading when you are preparing your home for a sale. Your front door may be in good shape and relatively fresh with paint. But is it offering you, the seller, that one key punch it needs to attract a serious buyer?
Keep in mind, wrought iron doors are not cheap. But given the value they add to your home’s selling price and to the future buyer, you should not be afraid to make the investment. The costs you put into your home making upgrades, including replacing your front door, can often and should be added to the selling/asking price.
Increase Curb Appeal With a Beautiful Wrought Iron Door