Is Your Door Really Welcoming?

Front residence entrance with a classic design. The door has a large brass knocker and mail slot. Horizontal shot.

Your front door has a lot of responsibilities – among them is making sure that it’s making the right first impression. Yes, your door has a lot to do with how welcome your guests would feel when they pay you a visit. You probably can recall times when you have visited someone’s house and felt really welcomed even while you’re waiting outside the door. It’s because there are certain elements there that make you feel that way.

To make sure that our front door is saying “Welcome” and not “Go Away”, here are some tips for you:

  1. Give it a soft touch. Home exteriors are made up of hard structures and finishes. Soften the lines and add a nice texture by having potted plants or flowers. You’ll be surprised how big a difference a couple of plants can do.
  1. What’s your number? We mean your house number. Have them in an interesting material, font, and finish. A lot can be told about your personality just by looking at the way you choose to display those numbers. So make sure that the style you choose represents you and is a glimpse of what’s inside, too!
  1. Accessorize! Do you know how most women claim that their outfit is not complete if they’re not wearing the right accessories? The same concept is applicable to your entryway. Left as is, (and especially so if your door is bland) your front door can look a little uninviting and boring. But adding a unique element in the form of an accessory can turn that around. You can try a unique knocker or a stunning kick plate. Of course, you have to make sure that your door handle is equally awesome.
  1. Update! If your front door is looking a bit out of place, perhaps it’s time to get a replacement. Most homeowners find that after they have had a renovation or any home improvement project done, their doors simply do not match everything else. Get your home a sturdy yet aesthetically impressive front door. George Kent Home Improvements carry an array of doors that will surely match varied tastes! You can even have yours customized!

Remember that doors are not only there to shut out harsh elements and danger, but to also let in your loving family and cherished friends. That’s why you have to make an effort to achieve a truly welcoming front door!

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