The entryway of your home is vital to the style and statement you are trying to make with your home. If your entryway is plain and boring, or looks rundown, people aren’t going to form a very good opinion of you or your home.
However, if your entryway is well thought out, is inviting, and has personality your guests are going to feel welcome to your home. They are going to know you put effort into how your home looks and their opinion of your home will instantly start off on a good foot.
This is not only important for when you have people visit you, it is essential if you are getting ready to put your home on the market.
Creating the Perfect Feel of Your Home Entryway
Even if you just have a small entryway to your home, you can still make it feel welcoming. Put out pots full of plants, hang décor on the outside of the house in the entryway, add statues; do anything you can to add a touch of your personality to your entryway so it is just not a boring front door.
Projects that can enhance your entryway, but require a little more time and effort include:
- Updating your door
- Adding windows on the sides of your door
- Upgrade your porch lights from boring to something decorative and on the side of the house instead of the roof of the porch.
- Change the material the walkway on your entryway is made out of. Instead of boring cement, go with cement with seashells or decorative stone in it, or even a brick walkway.
- Add decorative molding around your door.
- Add a sitting bench alongside the walk way leading up to the door.
- Add a roof over your entryway
These are just some ideas to think about when it comes to creating a more inviting look for your entryway.
Choosing the Perfect Color of Your Home Entryway
The color you choose for your entryway is more important than people think. Color not only gives your guests a first impression of you, it also sets the mood of your guest before they even walk in your door.
Choosing red for your front door is always a good traditional color to go with as it has long been the color used as a warm greeting to guests that enter a home. If you want guest that enter in a calm and tranquil mood, blue and green doors are the way to go.
White doors get the gears turning in a person’s head and darker colors create a somber mood, but make your home look elegant.
Choosing the Perfect Door for Your Entryway
Doors are made of three basic materials today; wood, fiberglass, and steel. They also come as solid door or decorated with glass.
Each of these materials have their own pros and cons, and you should talk with a Renewal by Andersen specialist to find out which one would work best for the type of home you have and the budget you have for your project.