I’m an interior expert – here’s the best color to paint your front door and it could add $6,000 to the value

PAINTING the exterior of your home does a lot to improve its appearance, but it’s also a huge expense.

Refreshing your front door, on the other hand, is inexpensive and requires little effort, but you could see a huge increase in the value of your home if you choose the right paint color.

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Painting your front door the right color can improve the value of your home.Credit: Getty
A Glossy Black Front Door Could Increase The Value Of Your Home By The Thousands

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A Glossy Black Front Door Could Increase The Value Of Your Home By The ThousandsCredit: Getty

A study home professionals from Zillow and Thumbtack have found that the project acts as an instant facelift for your home, and if you have the right tools, it’s DIY-able.

You can touch up your front door with whatever paint you have on hand, but if you want to maximize the increase in value, you should opt for a trendier choice.

“A glossy coat of exterior paint on the front door can boost your curb appeal, but if you’re planning to resell, you’ll want to be strategic about the color you choose,” the study says.

Zillow research has determined that homes with black front doors can sell for more than similar homes — up to $6,000 more, in fact.

This means that the return on your investment for the project is substantial compared to similar home renovations.

Painting your front door only costs a few hundred dollars, while a full exterior painting costs an average of $2,535.

To get the most out of the paint job, choose a gloss black that has warm, cool, or neutral undertones, depending on the other colors that make up your exterior aesthetic.

A glossy finish is especially important for the modern look, and choosing a high-quality exterior paint will keep your front door looking clean and free of damage.

If you feel well equipped to paint your own home, take the time to do the project right.

If you’re in doubt about your skills or resources, jump online and find an expert.

“A professional can have the right tools and expertise to get the job done faster and more efficiently,” said Amanda Pendleton, home trends expert at Zillow.

For a smaller project like a front door, hiring the professionals is unlikely to exceed your budget.

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According to Zillow’s research, embarking on a DIY project and then changing course when it proves too difficult will lead to monetary losses.

“This research reveals that the most expensive projects are those that start out DIY and end up being done by a professional,” Pendleton added.

Gloss black paint is a modern and trendy exterior look

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Gloss black paint is a modern and trendy exterior lookCredit: Getty
The value of your home could increase by the thousands with the simple DIY project

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The value of your home could increase by the thousands with the simple DIY projectCredit: Getty

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