8 ways to improve your home’s front entrance on a budget

May 4, 2017

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “location, location, location” when selling real estate and location can make all the difference in how quickly a home sells and for what price.  So can “curb appeal.” If a home has little or no curb appeal, buyers may not even want to make the effort to see what the inside has to offer.  Here are 8 ways to bump up the curb appeal of your front entrance – the first things homebuyers will experience- on a budget.

Paint the front door a bright, glossy color. Sweep away any cobwebs, lubricate the hinges.

Make your front door easy to get to. Trim any wayward branches from shrubs and trees, remove any weeds from your walkway

Add a classic doorknocker for interest, make sure the doorbell works

Light the way with landscape lights and exterior lights on the porch or front stoop

Replace your house numbers  Are they dingy and rusty? You can make a statement with some ideas for creative house numbers here.

Add a wreath or seasonal door decoration

Put out the welcome mat – Both outside and in, have a study, clean mat for visitors to wipe their feet

Add a chair or bench, if space allows


Many of us never even use our own front doors so it is important to take a fresh look at how you can improve its welcome-factor when selling a home.

We hope you found these tips useful.

First Weber sells real estate throughout Wisconsin: Metro Milwaukee and Southeastern WI, South Central Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, Northeast Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s great Northwoods. You can start searching for Wisconsin real estate and Wisconsin real estate agents at firstweber.com

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