5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Front Entry

April 5, 2016

First impressions really do count, even for your home. And spring is the perfect time to spruce up your home’s front entry.

A total overhaul is not always necessary. Often you can make several improvements over the course of one weekend that will have all your neighbors talking about your amazing front entry.

As a custom home builder in Ocala, we at Luetgert Development work with our clients in building them their dream homes. When it comes to designing an inviting and attractive front entry for your home, we have lots of experience. Consider the following tips for sprucing up your home’s front entry.

Walk This Way

Create a nice walkway from the street or driveway to your front door. This makes it evident where your entrance is and is very inviting to your guests. Consider making your walkway three to four feet wide to allow two people to walk side by side.

Ramp Up The Style

Create a polished look for your front entry by going with the same metal finish or color for your exterior elements like your door handle, house numbers, mailboxes and porch lights. Ooh, la, la. Now you’re getting fancy. What will the neighbors say?

5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Front Entry

How About A Pop Of Color?

Consider painting your front door a new color and don’t be shy. Go bold and colorful. Think about the rest of your house and choose a color that will pop, sure, but one that will also go well with the rest of your house. If that’s not possible, add some color to your entry by adding several planters or containers of flowering plants.

Create A Landing Spot

There’s no rush to get inside. Create a landing spot where you and your family can enjoy this outdoor space too. Perhaps a small bistro table and two chairs if you have a porch or maybe a nice bench near your front door, perfect for chatting with your neighbor.

Let There Be Light

Lighting is important for safety and functional reasons. Be sure to have a nice light at your entry way to show your guests the way. Also consider low-voltage lights to illuminate your walkway and other lighting for your yard. If you have a porch, consider hanging a string or two of white outdoor lights for a festive look.

What do you think of these tips for your front entry? If you have any questions about this story, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.