The entrance to your house is the most important element that visitors use to form their first impression of your home. If you have neglected to update your entrance, you can be sure that the atmosphere in your home will reflect just that. You may only be able to choose some of these updates, depending on your budget and the exterior design of your home, but just a few changes can make a big difference. The following ideas can make it updated and make it an eye-catching detail in your home.
Walkway and stairs
If you repair a broken walkway and cut steps, you can significantly improve your home on the curb. Choosing to update a concrete walkway to a stone path can make the road to your door more impressive. This is something you might be able to do yourself with a little help from your local Home Depot store. Try to spread up the front walkway with a little tender loving care.
Add architectural detail
You can draw attention to your front entrance and make the exterior of your home more architecturally interesting by adding an overhang to the front entrance. Its design such as an arch or a well-defined square or triangular overhang should complement the exterior design of your home. A hit entrance or the addition of a bonnet can make a dramatic difference in your entrance.
Doors and windows
Replacing an outdated door is a simple upgrade that will make a noticeable difference. Choosing to add a nice Northern Comfort door that adds something extra is a good move for a more positive atmosphere. Side lights or an upper transom will further enhance your entrance, but you can really go however you want with this. Some homeowners even choose an elegant window outside the door to give natural light to their entrance.
The addition of a porch will change your overall look. Porch railings should coincide with the exterior architectural features of your home and be in good order. Adding a porch with swing or chairs will make your home look more expansive and increase its curb drastically.
The walkway to your door can be enhanced with road lighting. Different types of lighting are used in a home to create specific types of atmosphere. The same can be done with outdoor lighting. You can update your entryway lighting by choosing different types of modern lighting designs. Sconces, a lamp, mail light and stair light are alternatives to consider.
Update entry details
Updating small details can make a big difference in the atmosphere of your entrance. You can individualize your exterior decor by choosing uniquely decorated house numbers, a mailbox with a design that makes it a statement piece and decorative items hanging on, next to or above the front door.
Whether you upgrade your entrance one step at a time or take on a major upgrade project, the completed project can make your entrance more attractive, more noticeable and something to be proud of for many years to come.