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Quick and simple
ways to make a
front door pop
Visitors’ impressions of a home are often dictated
by the home’s entryway. Must as one may judge a
book by its cover, the same can be said about the
impression that a front door and entryway can
create, regardless of how accurate that impression is.
Making certain changes to an entryway can go a
long way toward improving curb appeal. Entryways
also can set the scene for a home’s interior.
Whether one chooses to be classic or bold, modern
or traditional, there are various ways to quickly
transform a home’s entryway.
n Bold front door color: Color can dramatically
enhance an entryway. Painting an existing door
or replacing it with a more vivid option can do the
trick. The DIY Network says certain colors stand out
as favorites. These include turquoise, yellow, red,
indigo, orange, and black. The door color should
complement the other shades of the home, such as
those on siding and trim.
n Custom walkway: Guide guests right to the
front door with an attractive (and safe) walkway.
Stamped concrete or decorative paver blocks may fit
the bill. This walkway can extend to the street or to
the driveway.
n Contain plants. Landscaping around
the entryway should be neat and well-tended.
Overgrown plants or shrubbery may give off an air
of neglect. Container plants and carefully curated
shrubs can create a neat and inviting aura.
n Highlight the address. Make sure the home
can be found easily with bold and decorative house
numbers. Consider two different address signs: one
illuminated and easily viewed from the curb, and
another closer to the front door.
n Utilize high-end materials. The relatively
small area of real estate by the front door enables
homeowners to splurge on more opulent materials
that can really add a feeling of luxury. These can
include colorful tiles, ornate planters, decorative
wooden doors, or elaborate knobs and lighting
fixtures.
n Add architectural details. Find out which
architectural elements will meld with the style of
the home and then incorporate them. Moldings,
columns, shutters, and trim are areas to consider.
The entryway to a home garners a lot of attention.
Homeowners can enhance their spaces with
entryways that really make a statement.

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