- Put on a fresh coat of paint.
- Replace worn or faded door handles and locks.
- Install a brass kick plate at the bottom of the door.
- Clean the exterior door frame. Make it shine.
These may seem like little things. But they can make a big difference to the first impression your house makes on potential buyers.
It is often said that first impressions make the most impact. This is true not only when you meet a person for the first time, but it’s also true when you first step into new surroundings.
Anchor your entry
Stepping into your home, let’s anchor your entry first with a colorful area rug. Although the size and shape of your foyer must be considered, in most entrances a round shape will look the best. This makes the entry look more inviting, and will add color and softness.
For larger foyers, a round or octagonal table on top of your vivid carpet centers your entry. Glass top tables with an interesting wrought iron base is a good choice, since the transparency of the table takes up less esthetic space and shows off your carpet.
For that final dramatic effect, display a floral arrangement that adds height to the foyer and will lead the eye upwards to a sparkling chandelier hanging over the floral arrangement.