Upgrading your Entryway May 10th, 2016 [singlepic id=619 w= h= float=center]Your home’s entryway is the first space your guests will see when they visit your home. The best entryway designs make a strong statement, while weaker designs make your home forgettable. Here are some upgrade ideas you can use to spruce up this important space and increase the curb appeal of your home. Add impressive columns. Adding columns to your entryway is one of the best ways to bring more elegance and sophistication to your home. Many different sizes and styles of columns exist, making it easy for you to choose an option that will complement your home’s existing architecture. Installing outdoor columns can be challenging, so be sure to consult a professional contractor for this type of job. Install new steps. If you have stairs leading to your front door, upgrading them is another great strategy you can use to dress up your home’s entryway. Concrete steps can be customized to complement virtually any architecture and style. For a more natural look, however, you can also opt for brick or stone steps. For the sake of cohesion, make sure that your contractor installs steps that are compatible with your other landscaping, hardscaping and color schemes. Impress guests with hardscaping. Upgraded landscaping can improve the curb appeal of almost any home. However, if you are looking for an option that requires less upkeep, hardscaping is the way to go. Depending on the amount of space you have available in the front of your home, you may use hardscaping to add patios, walkways and built-in benches to your entry way. A variety of hardscaping materials are available, so you can find the material that fits best with your vision for your home. If you have hardscaping in the rear of your home as well, consider using matching material for the front. As with columns and steps, it is best to have a professional contractor oversee your hardscaping project. Enhance the foyer. After you have spruced up the outside of the home, you can add even more appeal to your entryway by redecorating your home’s foyer. Liven up this room by painting an accent wall, using mirrors to add the illusion of space or by installing indoor columns, if space allows. When your home’s entryway is structured and decorated properly, you can be sure that you will make a good impression on every person who comes to call. All of the projects above vary according to the amount of time and effort they take, as well of the cost. Try to choose the options that fall within your budget and fit well with your home’s existing style. When you are ready to get started on your remodeling project, please contact Lars Remodeling today!