Improving Curb Appeal with DIY
May 2004 - Whether you have just been handed the keys to the home of your dreams, or are seriously thinking about putting your home on the market, improving curb appeal doesn’t have to be a big job or break the bank.
The best place to start an easy exterior makeover is at the front door, where the first impression is made. Do-it-yourself entryway projects can quickly improve the look and perceived value of your property.
While do-it-yourself upgrades such as nailing in house numbers and tossing down a ‘Welcome’ mat are starters, the most important upgrade for your entryway should be the door lock.
Installing a high quality front door handleset improves home security and a home’s curb appeal. Handlesets are available in a variety of finishes such as satin nickel, antique nickel and Venetian bronze.
Discuss handleset and finish options with the associates at your neighborhood Home Depot. Home safety tips and information about Kwikset deadbolts and door hardware products are available online at www.Kwikset.com or call toll free at 1-800-327-LOCK.