When it comes to having the best-looking house on the block or getting your home ready to sell, “curb appeal” is something you might hear quite a bit, and for good reason. Being that the outside of your home is the first thing a neighbor or prospective buyer notices, it is important for making a great first impression.
While having nice, updated features throughout the exterior of your home is certainly the best way to boost your home’s curb appeal, the front door plays an especially essential role. But if updating your entire door is more of a project than you can take on at the moment, the easiest way to boost your curb appeal is by adding front door accessories.
If you’re looking to breathe some life into your home’s appearance, here are some front door accessories that can help.
Adding decorative hardware to your front door can add a lot of personality and style to your door—and capture the attention of visitors and neighbors. Plastpro offers a variety of decorative hardware options for our Rustic, Craftsman, Nova, Oak, and Smooth Door Series.
Clavos are a small way to add a major pop to your door. They can be customized to your individual style—whether it be bold, studded square clavos, or the subtle, minimalist round clavos. Each is also available in large or small sizes to fit your taste. The deep black will easily stand out against our Rustic Doors, especially when paired with a plank door.
A hinge strap is a subtle, yet stylish, way to add dimension and charm to your door. Plastpro’s hinge straps come in a bold, black color that will pop against the rich woodgrain skin of our Rustic Doors. Made of durable aluminum that resists rust and discoloration, our hinge straps are a low-maintenance and long-lasting way to boost your curb appeal.
As the name suggests, speakeasies feature the vintage charm of the Prohibition Era. This unique door accessory is perfect for those looking to add antique flair—one that is sure to be a conversation starter for guests. Plastpro’s speakeasies come in two designs: the ornate, eye-catching Industrial Speakeasy, and the sleek, eclectic Open Speakeasy.
For a touch of elegance, you may consider adding a dentil shelf. Set at the top of the door, a dentil shelf adds dimensionality to your entryway. Plastpro’s dentil shelves come in three finishes—oak, fir, and smooth skin—to accommodate your door style, and they’re made from high-density polyurethane to ensure they can stand up against the elements with no warping or cracking.
Adding Simulated Divided Lites (SDL) Kits to your front door glass is a perfect way to add beauty to the door while also improving the aesthetic of light as it enters the home. The kits come in a variety of design options depending on your door size and style. Plastpro’s SDL Kits are pre-cut and easily installed, making them a simple way to add curb appeal to your door. Made from composite material, the kits are weatherproof, ensuring you can enjoy your new door design for years.
Other new hardware
Purchasing other new hardware like doorknobs and knockers can breathe new life into any front door. If you don’t have a door knocker, you might consider one for added elegance to your front door. For a more modern or artistic look, choose a color that pops against the color of your door, or match it to your trim.
Front door curb appeal isn’t just limited to the door itself, but includes the surrounding components too. If you’re looking to put a bit more effort into your home’s curb appeal, installing new moulding—especially if you’ve just gotten a new front door—is a great way to boost appeal and freshen up your home’s exterior. Moulding is typically available in a variety of styles to fit your home’s aesthetic and is a great way to add a personal touch to your entryway.
Plastpro offers a fantastic variety of moulding options to fit any style of door. Made from composite material, Plastpro’s moulding is durable and provides additional protection to the entryway. It can also be painted, making it a flexible option for those looking to have some fun with new colors in their home’s entryway.
If you’re looking for an even quicker and easier way to improve curb appeal, there are a variety of add-ons that you can purchase almost anywhere to give your entryway new life.
A fresh welcome mat
One of the simplest ways to liven up your front door and entryway is through a fresh welcome mat. Stepping through a home’s threshold should be a welcoming experience, and what better way to do this than providing an inviting message or seasonal image for guests as they enter? A new welcome mat will make your entryway appear fresh and clean—as well as help prevent dirt and debris making their way into your front hallway.
Another common way to enhance your door’s appearance is through seasonal accessories—the most common being wreaths. Wreaths add a welcoming, homey vibe to your front door. While seasonal might make one think of the Christmas season, seasonal accessories for your front door extend well beyond Christmas offerings. There are various types of wreaths and other seasonal front door accessories to fit any season, holiday, and home.
Customize your entryway with Plastpro
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