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How to Improve the Value of Your Minneapolis Home: Remodel Your Entryway with New Doors

In today’s economy, choosing wisely when it comes to home improvement and remodeling has never been more important.  And we’re finding as we talk with Minneapolis homeowners about replacing their windows or exterior doors that getting the best value is near the top of their lists.  Yes, you want doors or windows that help save on energy.  And of course the looks and function are both important.  But don’t overlook the long-term benefit:  adding value to your home.

If you do your research, you’ll find that some home improvement projects are better at return on investment (ROI), a term that indicates the increase in value you can expect for your home in relation to the cost of the project.  And according to top real estate professionals, a new front door is one of the best. 

But don’t just stop at the front door; use that new door as the focal point for transforming your entryway from functional to WOW!  Home designers and decorators agree that a foyer or entry area that stuns not only gets people’s attention but will actually add value.  Why?  Your front entry area is the first thing people notice about your home.  Your front door grabs attention from the curb, drawing them inside. Note this front entry area above.  The door plus sidelights and overhead transom windows is from ProVia.  Looks like wood, doesn’t it?  But the door is actually fiberglass, finished with ProVia’s wood glaze option.  The sconces provide inviting, soft light on the exterior, while the glass in the door, sidelights, and overhead fixed window let that light inside while still providing privacy.

And that’s just the exterior look.  The feel created by the entryway space  indoors should add to the appeal.  If it does, you may find your home screams “Buy me, buy me!” 

This should matter to you whether you’re planning on selling your home soon or your intention is to stay indefinitely.  After all, there’s a satisfaction to being able to welcome friends and family with an inviting space.  We’ve got lots of great exterior doors and coordinating window products from a variety of manufacturers to help you do just that.  We’d love to meet with you in your home or our replacement window and exterior door showroom in Savage to help you find just the right look for your front entry.  Why not reach out to us today and schedule a free consultation?

Window Outfitters, Inc. serves the greater Twin Cities metro area, installing energy-efficient replacement windows and doors.  We’re a licensed Minnesota home improvement company, and you’ll find our work in communities like Stillwater, Eden Prairie, Prior Lake, Apple Valley, and more. 




Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.