Whats often overlooked by property owners and landlords is that the first close up view anybody has of your property is the front door the first impression actually begins there.
Theres no second chance for first impressions, so ensure all aspects of the first impression are catered for. Detail is paramount.
Huddersfield based door handle specialists simplydoorhandles.co.uk reveal an important and so often overlooked insider way of helping to sell or rent a your house change the door furniture!
Managing Director James Gumersell of has noticed a strong pattern among in the know customers who are in the property market:
In our experience its the little things about homes that matter and they all seem to add up in the minds of potential buyers and tenants says James. Changing tired, weather beaten old front door knockers, numbers, and letter plates to shiny new versions is the starting point for getting the edge.
New kitchen cupboard doors with brand new handles are low cost way to make an old kitchen look like new say James, and replacing UPVC door handles with the latest versions is so much cheaper and easier than most people think.
In a guided tour of a property brand new handles on both external and internal doors too can keep up positive perceptions associated with attention to detail and a good standard of upkeep in properties.
Subtle influences can be very powerful he explains. Youve heard the adage about making a house smell homely by baking bread and thats an olfactory advantage. Quality door handles or locks are a tactile advantage and make a house feel secure and well built.
People not only look at door handles, they come into physical contact with them as well, an important psychological factor many people dont know about yet.
Door furniture is a powerful quality symbol, make no mistake. Look at the gates, lettering and door handles of beautiful, high value properties and youll see what I mean.