Your entrance way is responsible for making the very first impression that you guests have of your home. It sets the whole tone of your property and welcomes people in. That’s why keeping your entrance way modern and chic is important.
Keeping your entrance way up-to-date with the latest trends doesn’t need to be expensive and it doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time. You can easily add a luxury, modern finish to this area with minimal budget and limited spare time.
To help you get started on your mini renovation, here are some simple things that you can do to immediately modernize the entrance way to your home.
Add a Finish to Your Floorboards
You might not want to get brand-new flooring placed down by your front door. This can be pretty expensive and it’s also a huge inconvenience for a week or two due to the high volume of foot traffic that uses passes through this area of your home.
This is where buying a hardwood floor finish can be beneficial in saving your time, effort, and money. You can apply a glossy or matte coating over your existing floor boards to enhance their appearance and function.
Hardwood floor finishes are the perfect solution to modernizing and strengthening your current flooring in one go. The finish adds an extra layer of protection over the floor boards to prevent scratches, scuffs, and moisture from ruining them.
Declutter the Area
You’re not alone if you regularly throw your coat and shoes to the side as soon as you get in through the front door after work. Or maybe you’re guilty of leaving your shopping bags or a pile of items that are ready to return back to the shops by your doorway for weeks on end.
It’s all too easy to let your entrance way get cluttered up with random household items. It’s the area of your home that you only use for a few minutes each day, so you can easily forget that you’ve left shoes or bags in the corner.
Take some time to declutter the area and find a new home for everything that’s been lying around the doorway for the last few weeks. If there are items that you’d prefer to keep by the entrance way, buy a storage box or a cabinet to tidy them neatly away.
Show the Front Door Some Love
First impressions matter and modernizing your door is a great way to leave a lasting positive impression on your guests.
The front door is the key element to the entrance of your home so it needs to make a bold statement. Don’t forget to pay attention to both the interior and exterior sides of the door. Give the door a new coat of paint or replace the fiberglass to give it a new lease of life.
Not only does updating your front door enhance the aesthetics of your entrance way without costing a fortune but it can also brighten the area by allowing more natural light to flow in.