Whether you’re renovating a house for yourself or are flipping one, it’s always a great idea to consider choosing elements that can boost its value. But it’s also not a good move to go all out. Expensive add-ons may boost the value, but they’ll put a dent on your budget, which isn’t ideal, especially not if you’re flipping a house.
So, what’s the most cost-effective value-adding upgrade? Iron doors—every time.
Over the years, we’ve realized that most add-ons and fixtures for a house see short-lived popularity boosts but soon go out of style. But not iron and steel doors. Iron doors and steel doors, and windows continue to rise in popularity and are often the first choice for home buyers looking for modern homes.
So, if you want to boost a home’s value, iron doors are your go-to option.
Here are all the ways they can be installed in a house to boost its value.
An Iron Front Door is Great for First Impressions
The entry door is often the first thing people notice in a house. Needless to say, it can’t be an after-thought in your renovation project.
A front door also sets the tone for what lies beyond it, so if you want the house to be seen as a modern property, a sleek iron door can help you achieve the right look.
Moreover, it’s important to keep in mind that the front door is a central feature in a home’s curb appeal. If you want it to really stand out, you can go for a more decorative wrought iron door instead of a plain one.
Iron Patio Doors Play A Role in Boosting Curb Appeal as Well
Speaking of curb appeal, while entry doors obviously take center stage, you can use several other elements to make the home’s exterior look great. This obviously means fixing the roof and paying attention to landscaping, but those alone won’t set the house apart from others on the street.
To make the home stand out, it’s a good idea to use unique modern features like factory-style steel windows and iron French doors for the front and side patios.
Iron Interior Doors Can Be Used to Modernize the Home
Whether it’s the bedrooms, study or home office, or a nursery using iron doors as interior doors can help transform the interior spaces.
Modern interior spaces are all about minimalism, and iron doors have a very modern and sophisticated but minimalistic vibe. They can be used in innovative designs as a modern iron barn door for the pantry or a sliding iron door for a closet.
Since iron doors are also pretty versatile, they can easily be blended with all kinds of decor elements. This is another reason buyers are attracted to homes with iron doors.
Iron Bi-Fold Doors Are Used as Room Dividers
One very smart use of interior iron doors is to use them as room dividers. Large open spaces are major selling points in homes these days, and creating the illusion of space by eliminating some walls can really help to boost a home’s value.
But the large spaces need to be functional as well.
This is where iron bi-fold doors come in. These can be installed to separate larger spaces into smaller rooms when needed. And then, the iron doors can be opened to merge the rooms whenever larger spaces are required. They’re ideal for family rooms and dining areas.
Iron Doors in Kitchens and Bathrooms Can Transform These Spaces
You’ve probably heard this from other realtors, but we’ll say it again. Nobody is selling homes anymore; they’re selling kitchens and bathrooms. These are typically the most expensive remodeling projects in a house and are also the deal-breakers.
Most potential buyers will compromise on many things in a property but not on the bathroom or kitchen. This is why you need to gear your effort toward these spaces. And iron doors are a big way to instantly transform the bathroom and kitchen without spending too much.
You can start with a sleek iron door for the pantry for the kitchen. And if it suits the space, you can install iron bi-fold doors as exterior doors to bring in light and fresh air. Large steel windows are also a good idea. The same goes for the bathrooms, where a new iron shower door and some steel windows can go a long way in changing the feel of the space.
If you need more ideas on how to use iron doors to boost a home’s value, we suggest you check out the projects done by Pinky’s Iron Doors. They make excellent steel doors Wyoming including custom ones. Their iron French doors, cold-weather doors, front doors, and iron patio doors are some of their best-sellers in Wyoming.
Give them a call to learn more.