Create an Inviting Impression with an Entryway Renovation

July 21, 2021

If you want to create an inviting impression to your home, you need to spruce up your entryway. The front porch, entry door, and foyer can all be a part of the first impression guests have of your place. Adding to or renovating these spaces can make a big impact with a relatively small budget.

Replace Your Entry Door

Your entry door is the first impression of your home. If you are looking for a small project that will make a big impact, replacing your entry door is a great choice. A new entry door will not only increase your curb appeal and provide a high return on investment, but it will increase your energy efficiency and decrease your energy bills. Older front doors are often drafty, and a replacement entry door will allow you to remedy that issue while improving the look of your home. To enhance the look of your entry door, consider adding sidelites, glass, or high end hardware.

Home with arched stone exterior entryway and glass paned front door with wreath.

Create a Foyer

You may think that if your home wasn’t designed with a foyer, it will be cost-prohibitive to attempt to add one, but that isn’t always the case. A foyer is possible to incorporate in nearly all homes. The front entryway is the space you welcome guests, and it should be comfortable and attractive. If you already have a hallway at your front door, it can be easy to convert it to a foyer. The flooring, paint, and other design can distinguish the foyer area from the rest of your home. If your entrance opens to the living room, you can focus on separating the space. A skilled renovation contractor can help you with your vision.

Consider a New Porch or Porch Renovation

Front porches are popular right now. A front porch can allow you to transform the look of your home no matter what the style. While many porches are large enough for rocking chairs, potted plants, and a place to relax during the evening, even a small porch can add both style and function. When you add or renovate a porch, you will greatly increase your curb appeal. A flat-fronted house may lack depth and character, and a front porch can become the focal point, allowing you to customize your home and make it stand out from every other home on your block, and a charming porch can greatly increase your resale value. Adding or renovating a front porch often has a return of over 80%. Finally, a front porch is welcoming to your guests. A porch can protect you, as well as your guests, from inclement weather when entering your home, and it can be a perfect place to leave packages so they are protected from the elements.

Finding the Right Renovation Contractor

Many of these projects have a wide variety in costs and timelines, depending on the size and scope of the project. A renovation contractor can take your ideas and design in the right direction to implement your vision in a way that fits your budget and timeline.

Investing in your entryway will improve your energy efficiency, create a welcoming environment for your guests, and increase your curb appeal as well as the value of your home. A renovation contractor can work with your ideas and budget to help take your design from idea to reality. We’d like to help. Contact Community Renovations to discuss how we can help you make your home’s entryway a better representation of you and your family.