Want to Increase Your Home’s Value? Start With the Entrance.
A few inexpensive changes can boost curb appeal — and your asking price. Here’s where to start.
“The entrance to your home is often its public face, communicating your sense of style to the world. It’s also a transition space that can be either inviting or forbidding — a source of pleasure or frustration.
“I think of it as an outdoor room, and it’s the first room you come into contact with, which sets the stage for everything you’re going to experience in the house,” said Scott J. Sottile, a partner at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, a New York-based firm whose latest book, “Collaborations: Architecture, Interiors, Landscapes,” will be published next month.
So getting the design right, Mr. Sottile said, is “incredibly important.”
The front entrance is also a place where a few inexpensive changes can boost a home’s overall value. “In a very direct way, we think curb appeal increases property values,” said Prentis Hale, a principal at the Seattle-based architecture firm Shed. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics estimated that curb appeal alone could account for up to 7 percent of a home’s sale price.”
At Olympic Glass and Building Materials, we couldn’t agree more when it comes to major impact considering the front door. With the help of images shared from our vendor Pella Windows & Doors, we hope to inspire your to refresh your first impression.
Some data reports up to 85% return on investment as a financial gain when reselling or evaluating your home’s value simply by updating your curb appeal.
Design-wise no other area of the home impacts the first impression like the front door and entry to a home. Many homeowners invest in updating hardware on cabinets but stop short of understanding the updates should include the front door and entry to your home.
How do you feel when you pull up to your home? Are you instantly struck with the definition and beauty of your home or are you left feeling like your curb appeal could be edited for the better?
Reach out to our highly trained staff for ideas, materials, and estimates to make a new first impression for your FOREVER home today!