Want to freshen up the exterior of your home? Then you should consider a new entry door. It’s a cost-effective way to enhance your home’s curb appeal, which can increase your home’s perceived value by up to $18,750 according to research.
This easy upgrade consistently ranks high as a valuable remodeling project in the Remodeling Magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report.” Whether you are planning to sell your home or just want to give your exterior a refresh, a new entry door is a good investment. After all, the entry door is what welcomes the world into your space.
It not only needs to look beautiful, but it also needs to perform, meaning it needs to be secure and energy-efficient. There are lots of choices when it comes to entry doors, so you should start with the material with the most popular being wood and fiberglass. We’re big fans of both.
Fiberglass entry doors perform well in any kind of climate without reacting. They can also mimic the look of stained or painted wood and require minimal maintenance.
Wood doors bring rich colors and the feel of a solid door. Wood can be a good insulating material as well, but it will require some maintenance through the years, including possible paint touch-ups.
Entry Door Trends
After you establish the type of material best suits your home and budget, consider some of these current trends.
Popular in architecture for some time now, modern appeal now sits at the front door with client lines. Many are craving simple, elegant doors over more-detailed carvings.
Therma-Tru has a great lineup of fiberglass entry doors that perfectly epitomize this trend.
On the other side of simple is vibrant colors. Your front door is really an opportunity to show your personality. The rest of your home can be a neutral gray, and that pop of color on your door in orange, green, blue, or red will be the accent you’ve always wanted.
Don’t Go Overboard to Retain Value
A new entry door is a great way to increase your curb appeal and value. However you don’t go overboard with getting caught up in trends, especially if you plan to sell in the near future. Make sure that your front door blends well with your home’s architecture as well as the interior because your entry door plays a role on the interior, too.
If you’d like to learn more about what entry door is best for your home, let our experts help you. With multiple materials, brands, and styles to choose from, we can help you design a new entry door that will enhance your home’s aesthetic and value.