Whether you have your home on the market, thinking about putting your home on the market, or simply want to spruce up your entryway â€“ I have a few easy tips for you!
Paint or Replace Your Front Door
Bang-for-your-buck, the best way to make a change is to paint your front door!Â If youâ€™re tired of the color that came with your house, give your front door a new life with a fresh color.Â Determine if you have a wood or metal door as this will impact the type of paint that you use.Â Check with the home or paint store that you prefer for their advice.Â For expert online advice on how to paint your wood front door from diyNetwork, click here.Â If you have a metal door, click here for some advice.Â If your door is very old, you may wish to replace it.Â If so, here is a gallery of great ideas to repurpose your old door.
Need some inspiration or canâ€™t decide on a front door color? Â Click here to preview a gallery of front doors and some amazing hues!
Note:Â If you have a homeowners’ association in your neighborhood you may be limited to the colors you can select, check your by-laws first!
A Fun Summertime Wreath
Pick a wreath that expresses you and your familyâ€™s idea of a fun summer!Â If you love living in flip flops all summer long, hereâ€™s a great idea made out of flip flops!
If you want an interesting â€œrealâ€ wreath with a beach touch, I love this idea using a variety of succulents to make the wreath (and low maintenance) with a star fish in the center (idea from BHG.com).
If youâ€™re a gardener you will love this idea, and you can paint the pots any color you wish to compliment your front door color!Â Click here for instructions on making this wreath.
Clean the Entryway
The least fun but the first thing that should be done â€“ clean the entryway!Â Summertime on the east coast invites spiders, bees, and a myriad of beetles.Â Power wash the walkway and siding to remove dirt, webs and nests.Â If your trim is peeling, prep the wood (clean, sand, scrape), prime and paint.
Place a few container gardens or pots to soften the edges and bring your front door to life!Â If you need some container garden ideas, check out these from RealSimple.com.Â Enjoy your summer!
If you need help with a home redesign or home staging, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com!
Debbie Correale is founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, and Google+.