Easy Door Hardware Update to Improve Home Marketability

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As the housing slump continues some remodel to increase their home's marketability while others remodel to stay.

Emtek Creston Double Sided Handlesets

We expected quite a decrease in sales as a result of the recession, and we've definitely seen that in new build business. However, as more people are remodeling their current homes or updating to sell, we've seen an increase in remodel traffic

Despite some growth in certain states, the housing market as a whole remains in a slump throughout the United States. It's a buyers market which means sellers have to go the extra mile to make their home more attractive and some homeowners opt to remodel rather than move.

"We expected quite a decrease in sales as a result of the recession, and we've definitely seen that in new build business. However, as more people are remodeling their current homes or updating to sell, we've seen an increase in remodel traffic," says Direct Door Hardware sales manager Jake England. "Home is a central part of the American lifestyle so if people are unable to move onward and upward like so many have been able to do before the recession, I think home owners tend to improve the home they are in."

For some the improvements are for the intent to sell in a tough market, for others it's the realization that it might be a while before their local market rebounds. DirectDoorHardware.com's broad product line accommodates homeowners during new construction or remodel projects. Some of the more popular products this fall have been quick and easy upgrades homeowners can make to their front door like handlesets, or schlage electronic locks. Direct Door Hardware now even offers double sided handlesets from Emtek. These large entry handles positioned on both sides of the front door give any entryway an upgraded look and their solid feel increases the effectiveness of a buyers or visitors first impression of the home.

Direct Door Hardware provides quality brands like Schlage, Emtek, Weslock and Sure-loc to home owners, builders and realtors. Their easy to use website has a huge selection of popular hardware styles that are often not available at your local hardware store. From the comfort of home, customers can browse an extensive collection of hardware products. Direct Door Hardware's knowledgeable staff is available to help customers choose the right type of door hardware for their application.

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