The Magic of Curb Appeal


There are many ways to improve the look of your home that are easy on the wallet. Adding curb appeal to your home gives your home a face lift, can increase the home’s value if you’re looking to sell, and gives you a home that makes you smile when you enter it.

An inexpensive and fun weekend project that can add instant curb appeal is painting your front door. In Feng Shui, the door is the soul of the home. Energy flows in and out of your door, and the belief is that it’s prosperous to keep your front door looking fresh and maintained. Even if you don’t ascribe to this notion, no one can deny the impact of a beautiful front door.

A quick search on the internet will help you with the prep work required to paint a door. There are some basic rules, and it is wise to follow the suggestions, so you get it right the first time. Once your prep is done, it’s time to choose your color! Your choice should reflect your personality and your home’s aesthetic. A new color for your door can give new breath your house color as well. Color has a way of speaking for you; what do you want your door to say to your guests?

Orange: You love entertaining and welcome guests for impromptu gatherings

Red: You quite literally like to roll out the red carpet for your guests. This traditional color is warm and welcoming.

Blue: A peaceful home, and a relaxing retreat for family and guests.

Yellow: Creativity and a sense of fun live here.

Black: An elegant choice that straddles traditional and modern elements.

White: Fresh and clean, a white door suggests casual ease and friendliness.

Pink: You are a romantic at heart.

Turquoise: Independent thinker, someone who seeks out individuality.

Whatever color you choose, let it be the springboard and inspiration for other outdoor projects this summer season. Some new planters and flowers, a welcoming wreath and a new, pretty door mat will make a statement you and your guests will not soon forget.

Page Hardware has all the tools you need for this project. Check out the paint department for a handy checklist of materials you’ll need to get started!

Stumped on what color to choose? Let us come to you! Perfect Palette in home consultation can help you pick out the perfect color. Check store for details.

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