It’s said that people make up their mind about something or someone upon their first few seconds of seeing them, and when it comes to your home, it’s no different. People often think of an entryway as the foyer or space after the threshold, but maybe you should take it a little further out and start your entryway at the curb. Here are a few things to think about when grooming your abode.
Driveways are one of the most important elements of an entrance, so why not try and showcase the area and make it more than just a tarmacked floor for vehicles to sit on. If the asphalt is looking a little cracked and worn away, perhaps consider replacing it with fresh cement or take it up a notch and go with a bricked driveway. A fresher, crisper look can increase curb appeal in buckets. You can even add a custom design that suits the vibe of your place.
A lovely-looking lawn makes most people feel at ease with their surroundings. A clean, fresh garden can add such a boost to the overall aesthetics of a home. When it comes to your lawn, keeping everything trimmed and watered is an obvious must, but you can also take a look at some landscaping ideas to help spruce things up. It would perhaps be helpful to throw in some low maintenance additions, so you don’t have to look after it all too much. Unless you’re keen on doing so: then knock yourself out!
Not only do gates and driveways set the tone for your home, but the front door should make a statement as well. You can always research different designs, and there are many beautiful options around so you can choose what’s best for you. Looks are important but that shouldn’t be the complete focus, safety is also essential, and you may want to add storm doors if you’re worried about the elements. As for the designs around the doors, you can’t go wrong with adding plants or a bench outside the door for a bit of personality.
By this stage, you may have everything leading up to this point cleaned up and looking lovely. So it would be a shame if someone’s first steps inside the building are a stark contrast! Most homes are being made with the traditional grand foyer. Nowadays, this space tends to be the catchall for shoes and coats left around as they’re dropped and thrown aside after a long day. You can dress it up a bit with a nice hall tree or perhaps a few shelves and racks to organize the clutter. It will give your guests a warm welcome to know they have a designated place to put their coats and hats when they come into your home. What a way to start off with a great first impression!