It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as the famous ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ phrase, but it seems that we are being a little bit prejudiced when it comes to house-hunting.
It can be very distracting to be viewing a house with horrifically ugly furniture, and some people will need the agent to keep reminding them that the heinous floral sofa won’t be there if you choose to move in. On the other side of the coin there are the super DIYers that have mastered the art of walking into a house with molding bathroom walls and seeing a luxury Jerusalem stone wet-room with a built-in waterproof TV.
Whoever you are, the likelihood is that you don’t want to devote your life into making a grubby home a gorgeous home, most want to find a house that doesn’t need anything major reworking but is ready to have a few personal touches added.
So it stuns me that a survey by HotProperty in the UK has found that 1/3 of people would be put off making an offer on a property with a pink front door. Purple, gray, orange and yellow were also found to be offensive front door colors. The color of a front door is certainly important for creating the right image of the property from the outside, but a deal breaker? Surely not.
To those people who have found the home of their dreams, and are being put off making an offer because of the color of the front door, you may be interested in this article that clearly takes you through how to repaint the door yourself. Yes you may have to give up your Sunday afternoon and get a bit messy, but £25 on a tin of paint is probably less costly than losing your perfect pad.
And if your house has been hanging around on the market a bit longer than you anticipated, then maybe you should consider repainting your door to please prospective buyers. The survey has found that the majority of people prefer a nice white front door.
Doesn’t matter if you’re black or white? I’m afraid it does if you’re a door Michael.