Curb appeal and first impressions are very important if you are considering selling your house. Expensive landscaping or exterior renovations can certainly create the wow factor to lure potential home buyers, but there is a simpler, and much less expensive, replacement that you can make to an existing feature. By replacing your front door hardware, such as the door knob, door handle and door knocker, you can instantly, and inexpensively, update the look of your home.
Pick the Right Finish
Even if your existing front door handle and lock function well, they can become worn looking and drab over time, not to mention they can even go out of style. By replacing your existing door hardware with something by Baldwin, Emtek or other manufacturers found at A Touch of Brass, you will be instantly updating the exterior look of your home and increasing its curb appeal. Front door handles like Baldwin’s Madison Handleset or Emtek Craftsman Mortise Locks are elegant, timeless and beautiful. Door handles come in a variety of finishes like polished chrome, brass, rubbed bronze, satin nickel and more. It is important to consider the overall look of your house when deciding on a finish. Is your home modern or contemporary? Then perhaps a polished chrome door handle would look terrific. If your home is rustic, then a rubbed bronze mortise lock might accentuate the overall look best.
Consider the Style
A Touch of Brass carries a vast selection of different styles of door hardware by reputable companies such as Emtek and Bladwin. Once you have narrowed down the finish you’d like on the door hardware, it is time to consider the style. Is there an existing deadbolt on the door or is there a simple, one lock entry system? Something like the Baldwin Classic Knob Keyed Entry Set is functional and utilitarian. These basic locks look lovely on modest homes with unpretentious front door areas. Or, consider choosing a product like the Pasadena Mortise Lock handset, which has a very distinctive style. This look would fit well on a modern or slightly Asian-influenced front door area. If you are not sure what kind of style would look best on your home please ask! Any one of the experts at A Touch of Brass can assist you.
Other Door Accessories
Wall mounted mailboxes, kick plates, door knockers, doorbell buttons, light fixtures and house numbers can all also add to the exterior charm of your home, and these items are easily replaced with a few screws and a screwdriver. By choosing complimentary accessories you can really improve the exterior look of your home. Just do not overdo it - remember that often less is more!
Expensive landscaping and exterior paint jobs can all increase the curb appeal of your home, but these are expensive projects. You can give your home a fresh, new look simply by replacing some worn-out or outdated exterior door hardware. The folks at A Touch of Brass are always willing and eager to help you find the perfect look for your front door.