Exterior Doors: The Importance of First Impressions

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Focus on one feature and enhance everything around it. What would you guess is the first thing that people see when they look at your home? You might be tempted to say the paint color, the architectural style, or the landscaping. But the answer is actually your exterior doors. Most homes are designed with the front door as the focal point, and the eye is naturally drawn to this feature first.

How Exterior Doors Impact Your Whole Home

If you want to make a great first impression, you need to have a great front door. These are a few reason you won’t want to ignore this essential home design feature:

Display Your Style and Personality

It’s a common misconception that only one or two styles of doors will work with the rest of a home’s design scheme. The truth is that you can mix and match styles, colors, shapes, and sizes to give your home some real personality. The door can complement the look of the rest of the home, or serve as a bold point of contrast. You can also use your selection of door to fit in with the look of the rest of the neighborhood, or to stand out from the pack.

Add Curb Appeal and Value

Since your front door is such a focal point, it will be one of the first things that prospective buyers see when you’re trying to sell your home. A great looking door gives you home instant curb appeal and makes the other features of your facade look better by proximity. It’s a stretch to say that the front door alone will sell your home, but it will certainly help. And even if you don’t plan to sell anytime soon, a quality door adds lasting value to your home that will one day translate to a higher asking price.

Project a Sense of Security and Solidity

Front doors have the twin purpose of inviting people in and keeping people out. In the same way, that a quality door can attract the attention of neighbors and buyers, it can deter the attention of burglars. The front door remains a common point of entry for home intruders. A door that looks old, flimsy, worn-out, and easy to breach is simply an open invitation to thieves. A strong, solid door, by contrast, is a powerful deterrent and gives your whole home the appearance of being locked down and carefully protected.

Find All Your Exterior Doors at Penny Window

If your door is ready for a replacement for any reason, Penny Window has the replacement you’re looking for. Our selection is massive, our prices are competitive, and we offer expert installation services to make the replacement processes easy. Plus, we have doors for every entrance in your home, not just the flashy front door. Find out how affordable a replacement can be by requesting a free estimate.

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