The front exterior of your home is like the cover of a book.
When thinking about updating your home it is important to include the front entry area.
It gives you an idea of what is included, but until you look inside the book or go in the front door of the home it is unknown what is in store. The exterior is your home’s first impression that is given to guests, so you will want to make the most of it.
Once inside the home, the front entry (or foyer) will tell more, similar to a table of contents of a book.
This is an opportunity to make a “second” first impression. When planning the design to update a space/s further into the home or on another floor it is important to come in the front door and stop and take a look at your existing entry. How does it look to a guest? Sometimes when we live in a space or pass through a space such as an entry on a regular basis we do not notice that the area is in need of repair or is looking tired. This is especially true if a garage/mudroom entry is used by the homeowners on a daily basis rather than the front entry.
The rooms will tell the story of the homeowners and the how they live.
The entry area should coordinate with the anticipated changes in the other areas in the home.
There should be at least one element that is cohesive throughout the home; such as the millwork or a color. These elements do not need to match exactly, they just need to coordinate. For example, perhaps the color blue is used throughout the home, whether as a wall color or in the accessories, but different shades and hues may be incorporated.
There are simple updates that may be made to an entry to without spending a lot of time or money.
At times when the remodeling investment is focused on other areas you may wish to freshen up and improve how an entry corresponds to the rest of the home by one or more of these economical ways:
*Paint one or more walls
*Add a new rug
* Change wall art or a mirror
* Replace lighting or add a lamp
*Include a piece of furniture
These are just a few ideas to think about your entry when anticipating your remodeling project. The most important point is to keep a consistent look to your home.