A New Front Entrance: 6 Ways To Re-Define It

In a few weeks, the first day of spring will be upon us. If you live in the kind of neighborhood I live in, that means that more and more people will venture out into the street just because they can. They will explore their community on foot, taking in the sights, the sounds, the smells (spot the Spinal Tap reference there …) of their world. This means that they will begin to notice the details that have been covered over by a particularly bitter winter.

As has been mentioned here on the BuildDirect blog, your front entrance is the place for first impressions. So, what element of your curb appeal will, um, appeal most to those spring-walkers? I think you know where I’m going with this.

Here’s a graphic that outlines some elements and directions you can take a new front entrance refurbishment project. Take a look!

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Beyond impressing people as they pass on the street, then, an important thread here is the idea of creating a front entrance that is welcoming, and that shows something of the personality of the household. That’s what really makes a home improvement of any kind a vital element to making a house a home. The scale you decide upon after that is up to you, of course.

Your thoughts?

If you could change something about your front entrance, what would it be?

What have been some of your experiences in spiffing up a new entrance in the past?

What inexpensive changes have you made to a front door, a porch, a veranda, that has made all the difference?

Tell other readers all about it in the comments section of this post!



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