The essential guide on things you can do to improve the entrance of your home.
Whether your home is currently on the market, will be in the near future or whether you are just generally trying to increase its value, it's important that you create a warm and welcoming atmosphere right as you arrive at your doorstep!
But creating a stress relieving feeling when coming home is especially important if you are looking to sell your home.
Designing a functional, aesthetic and neat entrance will not only help your kerb appeal but could also help you achieve a better price when you sell!
Keep reading for 5 tips on how you can instantly improve your home's "welcome mat"
1. Refresh your front door
Your front door is the first entry point into your home and therefore one of the first things a potential buyer will notice about your property. Ensuring that your front door paint is fresh, vibrant, un-chipped and well maintained is an easy and inexpensive way to make a great first impression!
If your front door looks exceptionally well maintained, it gives the impression that the home is well loved and maintained and therefore, a good purchase.
Make sure that the colour that you choose to paint your door works well with your surrounding areas.
Add a personal touch by adding a seasonal wreath to brighten up your front door and welcome you, or your home's new owner, home!
2. Tidy up!
A clean and organised entry point into your home immediately evokes a sense of calm and relaxation. Make sure that unsightly shoes are stored away and that there is a dedicated space for coats to be hung.
Make sure that you keep the steps clean and free of and and leaves. Don't forget that this applies to the pathway leading to your front door as well!
Make sure that you have a welcome mat that is in good condition and functions well in cleaning shoes before entering your home!
All of this will create the impression of a clean home, and a clean home is a marketable one!
Remember to ensure that your home looks and feels lived in, in a tasteful way. Small details again, makes a home look and feel loved and appreciated, easing a buyer's mind and helping them build an emotional connection with it.
Houseplants are a great way to do this. Its a neutral yet personal and timeless way to add a personal touch to your entryway.
Diffusers are another option to create an ambiance.
Always try to include a mirror as it creates depth and therefore the illusion of more space and more light, a bonus for buyers!
4. Consider adding a portico
Provided the area of the portico is less than three square metres, adding a porch to any external door of your house does not require an application for planning permission
This makes a portico the perfect addition to your home's entrance! It will also help with shelter from the elements as you arrive home and inevitably fumble for keys!
You should ensure that your portico's have the same roof design and structure as your home and that it's external features mimic the external features of your home for a seamless blend
5. Decorate Tastefully
When decorating your entryway, ensure that you use light and neutral colours which will not only create a calming atmosphere for people viewing your home, it will also appeal to a wide variety of tastes.
Light coloured decor and furniture is also great for small spaces such as entryways because they don't demand too much attention from one's eye and allow the room to feel light and spacious!
If you're looking to let or sell your Bropmley home then please do not hesitate to contact us for free marketing advice.