OK, my friends, take a step outside of the house and onto
your front lawn. Don’t feel bad if you’ve gotten so wrapped up in updating and
improving the inside of your home that you have neglected the outside.
It happens to all of us.
But, it is now time to rectify the situation quickly and effectively.
Here is what to address first: the front entrance. And the first thing we are
going to work on there is the Lock and Knob.
Take a hard look at your doorknob. I’m serious. Look at it.
*Is it a mousy little thing from the 1970’s?
*Is it dented or rusted?
*Could someone break in with only a bobby pin and concentration?
If “Yes” was the answer to any of these questions, you
certainly need to replace your door handle with a heavy duty deadbolt and knob
Why? A less-than sturdy looking door knob on your front
door tells potential home buyers your home isn’t secure. It makes them feel
uncomfortable, and they won’t even know why.
So, get a nice, big, sturdy set and they’ll feel that your
home is safe as can be.
Now, take a good look at your door. Is it pleasing to look
at? Or is it weathered and dinged up? Do you have a metal door that has
never seen a coat of paint? Time for change. And here are two simple ways to do
*Add a dash of color to it. Choose one that compliments the color of your home. Or go with a faux painting technique that allows you to transform your metal door into what looks like a wood grain door.
*If your door is beyond hope, and you can’t touch it up, have it fixed or replace the door entirely. Go with whichever costs less.