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The front door is the centerpiece of your home. It's also the first thing that a buyer sees and touches when they visit. That initial impression is important -- and easy to update. It's definitely worth the money and time to make it attractive.
Get some good house numbers -- local Home Depot or Lowe's has a large variety in stock. Remember to consider the style of your home when you select doors. A stately traditional Georgian home looks odd with Modern numbers, a Craftsman style home should not have mid-century font.
Update your hardware. (Make sure it all matches: numbers, hinges, hardware) My favorite is Rocky Mountain Hardware, which can be ordered online.
Paint or stain your front door. This site makes it very easy: The Dutch Door Kit from Vermont–based Fine Paints of Europe includes all the necessities for transforming a front door: sandpaper, primer, solvent, brush, and paint—one Euroquart of brilliant or satin Hollandlac enamel in any of 32 colors on the Classic European Color Chart; $100 (a $128 value). Don't forget to paint the threshold!
Remember to take a good look at your door before you go to the trouble of new paint or hardware -- does it need total replacement? Ask an honest friend. If it's an 80s style leaded glass door, update it. Luckily being in Houston we are close to a great discount door center: http://www.doorclearancecenter.com/.
Paint Type: There are two schools of thought in Houston -- One says using oil paint is the way to go, and the other says using latex is better. Either way, we live in a humid city and mold spores will develop after a year or so. I don't think there is anything that will give a door a glossy look like true oil paint.