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Does Your Garage Door Color Matter?

A craftsman style home features a gray garage door.
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You can’t underestimate the importance of curb appeal when selling your home. Your front lawn, porch or stoop, and front door are all important. But does the garage door’s color count as curb appeal?

Yes, according to a realtor, the color of your garage door does matter but don’t go grabbing that bright red or yellow paint quite yet.

Susan Isaak, a realtor with Houlihan Lawrence, explained that paint is an easy upgrade not just to your home’s interior but also to its exterior. She said the fresh coat of paint on your garage illustrates to buyers that you’ve cared for every bit of your home, and it’s a significant return on investment as it’s just a few coats of paint.

As for color, unlike your front door, bright and bold might not be best for resale. Instead, Isaak said to stick with shades that complement your home. Look for a shade in the same color family as your trim, siding, or other exterior features to keep the exterior cohesive.

The most important thing you can do is choose paint that will be sturdy enough for the door. It should be able to withstand weather and as much potential damage as possible. After all, a chipping garage door won’t exactly help resale.

If you’ve been looking for a simple curb appeal move to make, painting your garage door might be it.

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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