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Pea-gravel pathways, retro firepits, and low-mow lawns don’t just happen on their own. It might feel counterintuitive to think about your outdoor space as the trees lose their leaves and our once lush-looking grass fades to brown, but November is the best time of year to plan for your next big landscaping project. Cue Yardzen. The online landscape design platform is here to help homeowners achieve their dream outdoor space by the time spring rolls around by running a special promo—but it won’t last long.

From now through November 19, Yardzen customers who sign up for its Full Yard or Front Yard package, which include plans for custom planting and hardscaping, will also be able tack on a front door transformation. The complimentary upgrade with a $300 value lets you see a realistic rendering of what your home would look like with a different color door. And if there’s anything we’ve learned from interviewing hundreds of renovators, nailing the perfect paint color right off the bat will save you money and a headache down the road. 

So what hues should you add to your must-try list? Yardzen is offering those from its palette of Benjamin Moore colors, and as Hannah Yeo, the color marketing and development manager for the paint brand, suggests, definitely consider going black. Traditional shades like Jet Black or Onyx not only add a dramatic flair to your exterior—homes with a black front door have proven to sell for $6,000 more than those without. Yeo’s second suggestion is going with a vivid red like Caliente, followed by a crowd-pleasing blue such as Hale Navy.

Whether you choose to ultimately pay someone to paint or decide to DIY, you can snag free samples after you’ve selected your landscaping package and filled out the form for the front door glow-up. Bring on the curb appeal.