It’s a common saying that you can’t make a second first impression. Essentially, always put your best foot forward and you’ll never regret it right? That’s all good and dandy regarding how you handle yourself on a daily basis, but what about the first impression your home sends out?
What’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door? Do you, like so many of us, usually have a pile of 10 shoes off to one side, a bunch of jackets off to the other, a very well used rug catching the worst of whatever it is your kids are tracking in the door today? Do you like what your home says, or could it use a facelift?
Fortunately, when you’re working in an entry way it doesn’t always take big money to make a great first impression. Invest in quality materials that will hold up to the weather and traffic that comes through your doors. Implementing shelves, benches, and hanging areas for coats and bags can really improve the organization and maximize the vertical square footage of your space as well.
Bigger projects like heated floors and custom-built ins can add value and truly make your entry space unique, but always coordinate with professionals before starting larger projects to ensure that you achieve the results you’re looking for.
There’s nothing like coming home to a space of your own that you helped design and put together. Be proud of what your home says and plan your next project today.