As my first posting on Active Rain, I thought it was appropriate to open the door to this community with comments about home staging entry doors!
This condo project by Leslie Olson Interiors was targeted to the progressive home-buyer interested in a small home surrounded by trees in a quiet residential neighborhood. Unfortunately the front entry is tucked along the side of the woods-facing condo, and isn't visible from the street. The condo hadn't been modified since it was built almost 25 years ago, and the cracked and faded Victorian-style front door and tired light fixtures just weren't doing the job.
The front door was replaced with a standard design 4-panel glass entry door that allows natural light into the home. Privacy and style were both addressed by having the interior side of the glass windows sand-blasted, leaving a 3/4" clear border to suggest beveled glass. New door hardware was installed (it looks and feels more substantial in the hands of a potential buyer), and new lighting and doorbell were affordable upgrades.
The new entry happily piques the interest of potential buyers, and sets the stage for a gently contemporary, updated home inside. It instantly brings a positive reaction -- and we all know how important emotional connection is to staging!
Thank you for reading my first post -- I look forward to getting acquainted with you though the Active Rain community!
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Leslie Olson, ASID