Your entryway says a lot about your home. It’s the first impression as people approach and step inside. It’s also a high traffic area for you and your family. That’s why we love helping homeowners make the best use of their entryways by providing high quality products that allow you to fully maximize the space. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the easy ways to really enhance your entryway and take things to the next level. Now THAT’S Enlightened Living.
1. Create a Landing Spot
Nothing makes your entryway more welcoming than creating an inviting landing spot as you approach. This gives the entrance a feeling of relaxation and approachability. Adding small furniture pieces can make this an easy project. Just make sure to keep it clutter free to not cause obstacles for traffic. Not all entryways have the available space to make it happen, so don’t force it if it doesn’t work for your home.
2. Add Decorative Door Glass
Adding decorative door glass is a new concept, but surprising very easy. The idea of cutting a whole in your door is not something we think about every day. But the reality is that adding a door glass insert to your front door with a decorative piece of glass is an extremely easy way to add a huge amount of curb appeal for your entryway. It takes less than an hour and pretty much anyone can do it. A couple hundred bucks and an hour of your time will be a well worth investment with this entryway enhancement project. Plus, if you buy it now it’s 25% off! Better hurry.
3. Update Your Door Hardware
Once you’ve updated your door by adding or replacing your door glass, polish off the look with brand new hardware. Nothing can drag down your new entryway more than a dull worn-down handleset. Yale has some of the best handlesets and door knobs on the market to match your door glass or other entryway decor items to really clean up your entrance.
4. Upgrade Outdoor Lighting
A dark dreary entrance holds your entryway from feeling welcoming and inviting. Make sure that your entrance is well lit with adequate lighting. On top of that, capitalize on the great lighting fixture designs available that can really make your entryway pop. You can easily swap out lighting fixtures yourself without an electrician. Just make sure to just the power off prior to getting started. If you need to add new lights that didn’t exist before, you may want to consult a licensed electrician.
5. Add a Retractable Screen Door
Retractable Screens are inexpensive and very easy DIY projects. These screens install in less than 30 minutes and give you the ability to open up your doors whenever you’d like. This makes your entry a functional part of your everyday life. Open up those doors and allow you to utilize your entrance as a livable space. Get that fresh air flowing throughout your home and make the entrance even more welcoming.
6. Add Greenery As Decor
Greenery adds color and a feeling of freshness for the entryway. Pick out some plants that compliment the overall look and feel of the entrance and you’ll love the difference it will make. Be careful not to overflow or clutter the are too much. Avoid making the entrance an obstacle course by being selective in the style and volume of greenery you place around your door. Keep up with the trimming and keep them watered and it’ll make a world of difference for your home.
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