The front door is the first and last part of your home that visitors or potential buyers encounter. For this reason, it should reinforce the positive impression made by your property. Any glass in the door should sparkle, and so should the hardware. Take a moment to consider the hardware because it can offer a telling detail about the quality of your property in general. A reproduction cut-glass, brass, hardwood, or porcelain knob placed on an otherwise conventional hollow-core door can
increase the perception of value.
The lock and handle should have the look and feeling of quality and provide reassurance about the property. If you have worn or flimsy hardware, fix or upgrade it. Placing an attractive brass peephole in the door for screening visitors is a good idea, but don't buy the small, inexpensive kind since it will cheapen the look of the door.
Door Trim If the rest of your home features traditional architectural detail and if you have a plain flat door, it's easy to reproduce the look of a raised-panel door. Simply use panel molding molding and affix four or six vertical rectangular panels.