According to your real estate agent, curb appeal is going to be crucial if you hope to get a good price for your house. For an inexpensive upgrade that could pay off big time, consider replacing your plain front door with a decorative front door with door glass inserts. The glass door inserts could be simple, such as a textured glass oval with nickel trim, or go all out with a stained glass insert. Remember, you do not want your house to look like a church, so a little goes a long way with stained glass. Keep the style of your house in mind too. A stained glass window could be just the finishing touch you need for a Victorian house, but may look silly and overdone on a ranch-style house. While door glass inserts can look lovely, they are not great for energy efficiency. Keep the heat loss in check by getting thermal panes. Look for a pane that features double insulation, with the decorative glass panel sandwiched between two panels of safety glass. There is no need to spend big bucks to get a decorative and high-efficiency glass insert, though. After all, you want to recoup your investment. Search through the large inventory of glass panels on eBay for one that fits your door, your style, and your budget. Just a couple of hours of work, and you should have a front door that stops buyers in their tracks.
Shop the extensive inventory of home improvement products and building and hardware supplies!