After a long and stressful day at work, the last thing you want is to come home to a shabby entrance that doesn’t feel inviting or welcoming. You’d be surprised at how big of an impact a good front door can make when you’re feeling down or frustrated. As soon as you see your well-designed front door that is actually maintained and painted professionally, it’ll soothe away your problems and will remind you that you’re home now and that everything is going to be alright.
So in this post, we’ll be giving you a few tips on how to make a great front entrance that will welcome you home every day.
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Get a new front door that looks great
One of the most important elements of a great front entrance is your door. You could check out this post to learn a bit more about front doors and different styles, but you can also get some advice by looking at Pinterest and other inspiration websites. There are many different styles that you can pick from and it’ll make a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your entrance. Don’t be afraid to seek a bit of advice from design experts as well.
Keep the entrance clean to make it more inviting
If you have a lot of plants and trees around then your entrance can get littered with leaves, sticks, and other random things that might be blown at your door. It helps to give your front entrance a little clean every week by just brushing the path to get rid of any buildup and also polishing any glass on your door. It can give a nice shine to your door and makes it look a lot more inviting whenever someone approaches it.
Trim your plants and make sure they’re not covering the entrance
One of the best ways to make your home exterior look a little tidier is to actually cut down any overgrowths and generally just take better care of any trees and flowers. It can get annoying if you have to wade through a jungle just to get to your front door. While it might be appealing to some, it’s just not practical as it invites a lot of insects and can trigger things like hay fever which will be really uncomfortable.
If there’s a considerable amount of path that goes from the street to your door, then you may want to add a couple of lights to it. This not only makes it safer since your path is lit up, but it actually makes a very welcoming entrance. You can experiment with different lights and colours, but you can also just keep it very simple with in-floor lights. Fitting these can be a pain at times, but if you’re willing to use replaceable batteries then there’s no need to hook them up to a mains which makes it a lot easier to install.