A Dated Front Door Is Like Gray Hair On Your House - Color It!

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

As a New Hampshire Home Stager I've seen many prematurely gray homes....older than their years.

Is your front door showing it's age?  It's time for a color!  

I'm here to tell you that you shouldn't be afraid to paint wood.   For many people painting over wood is considered blasphemy, but not all wood is created equal.

 Oak is dated and an oak front door is like gray hair on your house. 


before painting door

Paint the front door!  It really doesn't matter whether you go vibrant or play it safe, or whether you choose a color based on Feng Shui or fashion trends.

Call a home stager for a color consult if you feel you need professional advice.

 For the cost of a quart of paint, you can subtract years from the age of your house and add thousands to it's value. 

Don't be afraid to paint over wood!

after painting door

  While you're getting a color you might as well get a manicure too....

chances are the hardware also needs updating.

You don't have to buy new - we spray painted the existing door handle with great results.

before and after painting front door

Door color is Valspar Fired Earth

Hardware is Rust-Oleum Textured Black


 fyi....this is my "new" home, and you can see more of our recent updates in my series:  

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Sharon Tara
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Sharon Tara Transformations

David:  Thank you!  Painting your door can make a huge difference!

October 25, 2012 07:14 PM
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Sharon Parisi
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Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty

Sharon,

What a difference the color made on your front door! I have an oak front door painted a similar color.

December 31, 2012 05:27 AM
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Sharon Tara
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Sharon Tara Transformations

Sharon:  Well I guess great minds Sharons think alike, LOL!

December 31, 2012 02:23 PM
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Bruce Hicks
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Nice update to the door.  So many times we try to push the seller on curb appeal, often to fall on deaf ears.  It is a HUGE difference when that door is modernized.

January 04, 2013 11:59 AM
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Sharon Tara
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Bruce:  Thank you!  Sometimes having a picture to show as an example helps them to see the impact.  I hope my example helps some Realtors convince their sellers.

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Author Bio: Sharon Tara is a professional Home Stager serving the greater Seacoast New Hampshire area. Sharon specializes in owner-occupied home staging consults to help sellers prepare and present their home for sale.



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