If you need a fresh new look for your entrance, there are several ways of sprucing up this area. Since it is the first thing that is noticed by visitors and passers-by, this is an area that needs to look its best. Begin by thinking about the design that you want, and make sure it goes well with the rest of the home.

Timber-framed front entry with cultured stone around the base of the posts.

Front Entrance Ideas to Enhance Your Home

Consider what you want the entrance of your home to project. Do you have a limited amount of space or a large porch and yard? If the area is small, there are ways to make it look larger. Are there windows on each side of the front door? If so, consider replacing them with long windows. If there are no windows, adding long windows if possible, can open up the entrance and make it seem bigger.

Front Door Ideas to Consider

The front door has changed over the years. Rather than just a way of entering the home, today, the entrance door is a preview of the rest of the house. Color is one of the ideas that must be considered. Many people choose wood doors. They can be stained or painted to match other elements of the home such as the trim, porch, the exterior siding, and the steps and/or railing. The doors can have glass or not. It really depends on your preferences.

Choosing Front Door Designs

There are several front door designs that will make quite a first impression to the entrance of your home. One thing to keep in mind is the style of the home. An ornate door would look out of place on a modest home. The door should be wide enough so that moving furniture in or out is not a problem. What are some of the designs for front doors?

  • Traditional
  • Rustic
  • Modern
  • Arched
  • Craftsman

The design chosen should fit the home’s exterior as well as the personal style of the homeowner.

Pre-stained timber and ceiling boards as well as metal cladding on the roof with gutters and down pipes.

Entrance Home Renovation

Renovating the entrance to your home can make a huge difference to the look. Lighting is one of the important aspects. Remember people will visit and see your home at night as well as in the daylight hours. Revamping an old rundown porch or adding one is a good way of creating an entrance that will benefit your home. Depending on the architectural style of the home, adding details such as columns and moldings is another way to give the entrance a new look. In addition, railings and trim can be updated.

Consult a Home Builder for Ideas

If you are having a difficult time coming up with ideas to make your entrance appealing, it can help to consult a home builder who will have all kinds of ideas and designs from which to choose. A home builder can design something that fits the style of your home. Not only will visitors and others enjoy your new entry, but you will also take pleasure in the updated look.

BC box front-entry addition, including a covered porch, new concrete stairs and railings, wood front door with side light, cedar siding, and painted wood trims.

Get a free consultation when you are ready for a new appearance for your entrance by calling Mr. Build at (604) 798-9333.