Every so often we get the urge to spruce up that old house. Here are excellent cheap ways to renovate your entryway to make your house look new.
Maybe you are thinking of selling, or maybe you just want to make sure that your home will be well represented once summer rolls around. Either way renovating your entryway and making it look ever so fresh is an excellent way to pull one over on everyone; make them think that your home is well-kept, maintained and, in many cases, more expensive than it really is by market value.
It is also a good way to give yourself a comfortable and impressive place to live. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in a home that has an entryway with which a Queen would be proud of to be associated?
Give it colours that stand out
Unless you are completely into Darth Vader, there is a good chance that you want your house to be a cheerful place into which most people, not just you and your family, would feel comfortable walking. One of the best and cheapest ways to do this is to revamp the entry way with bright and cheerful colours.
Just make sure that they do not clash with everything else. Look at the general colour scheme of your home and decide on which colours you want to combine. If the entryway is generally white, then you can paint the door a colour like red, spring green or sunny yellow. That sharp contrast will both mesmerise and cheer your visitors up. At the very least, it will give them something to talk about.
Give it a bit of personality
Most of us want our homes to be a reflection of who we are on the inside. One way to bring that out is to ensure that your entryway has a bit of that personality. Feel free to splurge here but do not make it too eclectic so that it looks confused and downright untidy. Think it through a little. You can use stylistic lamps, coloured tiles on the steps, buy a specially designed wooden door or have beautiful potted plants that lead up to the entrance. Whatever your style and taste, this is the where you can bring it all out.
Make stylistic additions to the architecture
There are quite a number of things that you can do to your entryway to enhance its aesthetic value architecturally. You could look into installing decorative brackets, columns, trims and various mouldings just to accentuate the style and to give it a bit of a unique look. Again, the trick here is moderation. Do not overdo it.
Give it more windows
Windows have a way of giving homes the illusion of size. If you want to open up your entryway and make it seem much bigger that it really is, then the best way to do so is to add full-length windows on each side of the door. This will let in more light, give people the illusion of size as well as make your entryway look architecturally unique.
Do not be afraid to show your style here at all. This is your home and the entryway is one of the best places to set the tone as to what visitors can expect inside. Besides, having a wonderfully unique and well-decorated entryway will come in great handy when the time comes for you to sell and show it to potential buyers.