With the pandemic and Stamp Duty holiday causing a stampede to move home, canny sellers have been keen to add as much value to their property as possible.
So, they might be interested in new research1 which has discovered a little-known way of increasing the value of your home: door colour.
According to the study, you can beat those lockdown blues with a blue door, which can add an astonishing £4,000 to your house value. Next most valuable is a white door, adding an average of £3,400, with red doors coming in third place at £1,800.
Making a good first impression
Interestingly, the study also consulted an environmental psychologist to gauge the impact of door colour on buyers. He commented, “The colour of your front door can influence a buyer’s initial perception. Our eyes are drawn to entrance points, so a front door is often one of the first things you notice.”
Keen to sell this spring? Your front door could potentially make the difference between a quick sale or months of waiting. Get your paintbrush out!