Welcome guests with an inviting entryway
Research has shown that a lot of homeowners pay little or no attention to their home entry which has resulted in this part of the house being often overlooked when it comes to improvements. You should, as a homeowner, know that the entry to your home is not just a door to your home; it is a messenger to your visitors. The first impression your guests get about your home depends on how attractive or unattractive your entry is. It is true that the economy is bad but you don't necessarily have to spend a fortune before you can beautify your entries, there are little ways through which you can create a good first impression while at the same time, boosting the value of your home.
Create a Broad Pathway:
When the pathway to your home is narrow, it makes it difficult to freely navigate to your home and this could give visitors the impression that your home is restricted to them. So, if you don't want them having this impression, it is then time for you to consider broadening your entry. You can even go a step further to beautify the pathway by using attractive pavers like yellow bricks or any other color you feel comfortable with.
Paint your Front Door:
Yes, you can make your home entry inviting by painting the door of your home with a different color from the main color used for the exterior of the property. However, you should make sure that the color you choose is such that will compliment the main color used on the building. You can go for blue, yellow or bold red to make your door the focal point within your compound.
I don't think there is anybody who would feel comfortable walking down a pathway without lights, especially when it is pitch dark. You can even go green by choosing the solar lights which automatically lights up immediately after dusk. Not only is the pathway lighted, it is also beautified and when you choose to stretch your legs at night and at the same time, enjoy a fresher air, you can take a casual walk down your home pathway.
Add a Porch:
If yours is an old house, you can greatly transform the home entry by adding a porch, especially if you had none. The porch should be built in a way that it covers the entire façade of your property.
Get Rid of the Old:
If the vinyl siding of your home, especially the front view, is old, cracked or faded, you can peel it off, scrape and paint it with a color that will blend with the exterior color of your home. This will save you a lot of money in comparison to installing new vinyl siding.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead today and transform your home entry with the above listed tips.