Our 6 Front Entrance Ideas For Your Home
Front Door Entrance
Having a good quality composite door or uPVC door can make a difference in the appearance of your home. If you are deciding to buy a brand new door, find something that will go with the style of your property. This can be important for the more period properties. If the current door doesn’t need replacing, why not refresh it with some paint. Using bold and strong colours can make a real statement, however, the current trend is cool and pale colours. Furthermore, greys, duck egg, and chalky colours are the new trends. Upgrading or changing door hardware can be worth the investment. In conclusion, avoid using period designer doors on modern homes as it just doesn’t work. Why not use good quality, plain and modern colours to refresh the look of your home.
Add Outdoor Lighting
Add beautiful designed outdoor lighting can highlight features and make your doorway a much safer place. Try to position new lights above the front door or at the side of the door at eye level. Adding a further small light near the house number will make it easier for guest, friends, and deliveries to find your home. If you decide on lighting up the garden use a soft light that is concealed, position them carefully to avoid glaring visitors and your windows.
It’s not worth leaving your windows out, as using the wrong style or poor quality windows can have a bad impact on the value of your home. Furthermore, you can be losing out on heat and costing more in energy bills. If possible try to renovate your current windows on listed and period properties, however, if the windows are beyond repair choose a good replacement such as double glazing uPVC. Double glazing or triple glazing can help to prevent heat loss and add style and colour to your home. Furthermore, if you have wooden windows try using a more up to date paint such as grey, green or even blue to create a much more natural softer look.
Porches can make a great addon, especially for bad weather. However, they can soon become cluttered with shoes, coats, and other things from our homes. The size and styling of the porch should match the existing property so that it doesn’t look odd. Use built-in storage to avoid cluttering your new or existing porch.
Add An Entrance To Your Front Door
The garden and the driveway are the entrance to your home. They are used mainly as a backdrop and become one of the main features of your home. Try to match the home when it comes to design your pathway or drive. Simpler finishes will suit and add character to the most aged homes. For example, mosaic tiling will suit Edwardian and Victorian properties. Furthermore old brick paths and stone would suit cottages and older properties. Meanwhile, modern homes sit really well using a concrete path or limestone.
Great Storage Space
Use or invest in storage space for the front or the side of your home. This is the perfect way for storing bins, bicycles and even recycling bins. Furthermore, bins are not the best thing to look at they are ugly. However, they can be hidden away out of site using willow panels or timber stores. Using a bicycle is becoming one of the most popular options for transport in the UK, it is a great way to keep everyone in the family fit and healthy. Providing an easy option to gain access to your bike will ensure that the bike gets used more often. You can find a lot of lockable storages that have enough room for a few bikes, or even a scooter, with plenty of storage space for accessories and helmets. These can also be useful for storing prams and other items that may clutter up your home.
Add Some Finishing Touches
Cut the grass having neat greenery can help to draw attention to the front of your home. Add trees and small bushes can make the front of your home look more welcoming. Use artificial grass and other artificial plants if your home does not get enough natural sunlight during the day, or you don’t have the time to care for plants and trees. Adding colour to fencing, bird feeders and other garden furniture will surely spruce up the front of your home. Maybe have two different sets of artificial plants and trees one for winter and the other for summer time.