Perfecting the Entryway of Your Home

May 01, 2018

Many of the homes in Northern VA were built decades ago, with most homes being model or 'track' homes that were built in neighborhoods to accommodate a booming economy. Usually this meant that entryways were built just big enough to house a small coat closet. Today's homeowner is all about multipurpose spaces. Secluded dining rooms are out and so is the uninviting entryway. 

Check out our new blog below for tips on how to transform the room in your home that receives the most traffic all year round! 

 

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Image via Pinemar, Inc.

 

1. Front Door Side Windows

Front door side windows are a great feature to have, especially if you are looking to bring more natural light into your entryway. Most door packages actually come with side windows are included, so if you are interested in this option, it would simply be a matter of removing your existing door, making the doorway larger to accommodate the new door package, and installing the new door. Be sure to check with your contractor to ensure there are no plumbing or electrical wires, as you may find with a doorbell or exterior light fixtures. 

 

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Image via Debra Campbell Design

 

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Image via Aline Architecture, Inc.

 

2. Custom Built-Ins

Adding custom built-ins to an entryway space is an excellent way to achieve personalized storage space that meets the needs of your family. By incorporating custom cabinetry, your front entryway is elevated in not only beauty, but also functionality.  

 

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Image via Whitten Architects

 

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Image via Monetti Custom Homes

 

3. Bold Patterned Flooring

Bold patterned flooring is a great way to incorporate design and set the tone for the rest of the home. Bold patterned flooring is also a great way to add some spunk to your entryway, but still keep traditional elements. It's best to work with a designer when it comes to flooring choices and patterns, as they are best suited to help coordinate choices for your remodel. 

 

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Image via Anchor Builders

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Image via Houzz

 

4. Statement Artwork

Incorporating a statement piece of artwork into your entryway design is a great way to add character and elegance to the space. It's advisable to not choose a piece of artwork that is too large or too small, but is to scale with the space. It's also advisable to have neutral artwork with pops of color similar to the design scheme of the rest of your home. You should stay away from neon or red colored paintings. 

 

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Image via L. Lumpkins Architect, Inc.

 

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Image via Meyer & Meyer, Architecture & Interiors, Inc.

 

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