I have a friend who is looking for a new house at the moment and she is viewing several properties each week in the hope of finding her dream home. She was telling me that she is frequently disappointed with the style of internal doors that she finds within properties. The house she currently lives in is a new home with good quality doors which look modern and elegant.
Her latest disappointment was a 1970’s style property which contained the worst example of ugly doors yet! She said the internal doors were very thin and made from a dark brown veneer. This made the whole house appear dated and the doors featured extensive wear and tear with lots of chips and scratches. I explained that she could consider sanding and staining the doors to restore them however this would be quite a lot of work for an entire house of doors and if they are thin and ugly there is only so much you can do to improve them. Realistically she would have to buy new doors and she felt that this was disappointing as it was another expense and hassle to add to the house buying process. I directed her to the Doorsan website and I am sure she will be pleased with the selection of new doors on offer.
I think a lot of homeowners get used to the fixtures and furnishings in their property and sometimes it can be difficult to look at things with a fresh pair of eyes. However I think that anyone trying to sell their home should consider the fact that viewers do not like to see large scale renovation work required. While it can be difficult to invest in a property that you are trying to sell, it could make the difference between a sale or no sale so it is worth doing some of the big jobs to save the hassle for a prospective buyer.