First impressions are a big deal. Whether you have a positive or a negative first impression of someone, those moments are typically memorable and often set the tone for the relationship.
When you invite family and friends into your home, your front entryway is a chance to make a welcoming first impression. Give your entryway a fast, easy upgrade that packs a lot of punch into an affordable price point – that’s what we call ‘enlightened living’.
By giving your family and friends a new, thoughtful welcome into your home, you’ll not only be showing them you care about first impressions, but boosting your curb appeal along the way.
Here are five must-haves when it comes to creating a new ‘welcome home’ with your front entryway:
1) Potted Plants
You can make any front entryway look vibrant and pulled together when you arrange a few pots with planted flowers or shrub arrangements on your porch. Invest in a few high quality pots and you’ll be able to use them year around, swapping out your plants as the seasons change. For some more inspiration, check out these photos of 40+ front door flower pots by Architecture and Design, where you’ll see that a little pop of color can go a long way.
2) A Welcome Mat
A welcome mat can add a lot of character to your front door. Choose one that fits in with the overall style of your home, or coordinates with the planters you’ve arranged on your patio. You can’t go wrong with a classic design, but choosing something with a little bit of color and style can really upgrade your welcome. For something unique, check out these welcome mats on Etsy.
3) Decorative Door Glass
Is your current door glass dull, out-of-date, or worse — broken? Adding new or replacing your old door glass can transform your entryway into a memorable ‘welcome home’ experience. Whether you love a more traditional look, or you’re on the hunt for something modern and contemporary, we have a wide variety of decorative door glass styles that will coordinate perfectly with your home. Click below to check out our selection of durable, top-quality decorative door glass at Zabitat.
4) Keep Your Patio Clean
There’s nothing more distracting than a dirty patio when you’re walking up to enter a home for the first time … talk about a sub-par first impression. To keep your front entryway spick and span, make sure you sweep the patio often to get rid of cobwebs, dirt, and dust. The Sweet Home put together a list of the best outdoor brooms to help you find one that you enjoy using and that gets the job done right. In addition, keep your door glass clean and sparkly by wiping it down with glass cleaner often.
5) Light Fixtures
Brighten up your front entryway with light fixtures. Not only is it safer to have a well-lit entryway for you and your guests, light fixtures are another opportunity to add style and character to your home. This Old House has put together a guide to front entryway lighting that will tell you everything you need about upgrading your ‘welcome home’ with light.
Here at Zabitat, we want to help you find a ‘welcome home’ that you and your guests love coming back to, day after day. Our selection of home improvement products that are affordable and easy to install can help you do just that. Click below to explore the many different ‘welcome home’ options Zabitat has to offer.