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Ways to Enhance Your Front Entry
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Lead Them In

Guide guests from the street or drive to the front door with a clearly marked and well-maintained path that is 3-4 feet wide so two people can walk side by side. Add interest and impress your guests with custom walkway as seen here.

Make the Point of Entry Pop

A punch of bright, bold paint that contrasts with the siding and trim is an easy way to revamp a tired entry. Against the white facade, this spring-green door cheerfully leads visitors inside. Consider the style of your home and choose colors accordingly.

Keep It Clear

Cut back overgrown plantings that block views of the front door or spill over onto walkways. Flowers and plants in containers are easy to maintain and can be rearranged at any time.

Add Personality

An entryway is a prime location to splurge on gorgeous features, such as the wooden front door or colorful step tiles seen here. With these elements, you don't need much to achieve a polished look, and they will impress potential buyers in the future.

Elevate the Architecture

Research your home's style and add appropriate architectural details such as decorative brackets, moldings, columns, and trim. If you already have those elements, bolster their appeal by giving them a fresh coat of paint or stain.

Repeat Elements

Connect the entry with the rest of your home's exterior by repeating elements that create a cohesive look. A prominent design element, such as the arch in the window above the door, reappears in the awning overhead.

Create a Landing Spot

Give your front porch a sense of warmth and comfort by placing a piece or two of weather-resistant furniture near the entry. A bistro set is an easy addition for any porch size -- and a perfect spot to relax outdoors with a cup of coffee. A welcoming wreath overhead rounds out front porch decor.

Open It Up

Open up your front entry with full-length windows on both sides of your door. They let light into your home, make your entry seem larger, and underscore your home's architectural style.

 

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