Do you dream of a world in which you smile every time you walk up to your front door? Many people assume that they’d have to make significant changes to get there, but the truth is that there are a handful of ways you can significantly improve the entry to your home. Here are five ways to enhance your front entryway…
- Bring in Some Color
There are several ways to bring in some color! You can simply paint the whole door a different color, just paint the trim, hang a wreath in the center or add a dramatic house number above or to the side. These options are perfect and easy if you’re on a budget.
- Lighten Things Up
If you don’t already have lights at your front door, installing them can be a big presentation booster. As you consider how to improve your entryway, remember that you don’t want to just think about how it looks at 5 PM – you want to think about how it looks all day long. This includes the nighttime hours, during which you don’t want to walk up to your home that’s shrouded in darkness. Consider lighting along the walkway to your home and even a porch light to welcome guests.
- Install a new front door
Did you know that replacing a home’s front door could increase the perceived value of the home? It enhances an entryway, upping a home’s perceived value by as much as five times the cost of the new door! When replacing your door, don’t think only about swapping one door for another, although that alone could dramatically increase the appeal of your entrance. Instead, look to enlarge the entrywayby installing a door with windows on either side or above. This will add a sense of grandeur to the front of the house and create a more pleasant atmosphere inside, thanks to the added natural light.
- Add Planters
One of the quickest and easiest ways to enhance your entryway is to set a planter containing a variety of different colored and textured plants and flowers on either side of the door.First impressions count. Not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Call us if you need help getting started with front door installation.
- Get Rid of Overgrowth
As a rule of thumb, the path to your front doorshould be at least 3 feet wide so people can walk shoulder-to-shoulder, with an unobstructed view and no stumbling hazards. So get out those loppers and cut back any overhanging branches or encroaching shrubs. Not only will this make the space look larger, but it will let more natural light into your home.
First impressions count. Not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Call us if you need help getting started with front door installation.