Remodeling for a Lovely and Efficient Entryway

Remodeling for a Lovely and Efficient Entryway

The entryway to your home is one of the most seen and used places in your living space. So, it is a wise idea to keep it updated. So, if you haven’t renovated it in a while, it might be time to do so. If you are going to go the effort up updating your entryway, you may as well make it a more efficient space as well. Here are some great ideas that may work for you.

Remodeling for a Lovely and Efficient Entryway

Why Renovate an Entryway?

When considering what part of your home to renovate, chances are that the entryway does not top the list. But, there are many good reasons to update the space. Although renovating the entryway does not add a lot of monetary value to your home, neglecting to update it can cost you when you want to sell it. The entryway lets visitors and prospective homebuyers know what they are about to see and what they can expect in the rest of the house. You and your guests will also enjoy the atmosphere while you live there. Adding storage can also make your life much simpler, something we all need.

Add Storage

One of the best renovations you can make to your entryway is to add storage space. Having someplace to store items like shoes, jackets and winter wear like hats and gloves by the front door is convenient and helpful to everyone in the household. Adding storage can be as simple as adding a closet. If you want to get more elaborate, you can add furniture that has storage capacity like an armoire or a set of drawers. If you are limited on space, consider hanging hooks so you can hang up your belongings in a convenient place.

Improve the Flooring

Changing the flooring in your entryway can spruce the space up a lot. Your entryway will get a lot of foot traffic, so it is best to choose high-quality tiles or hardwood. Make sure the materials you choose are durable and can stand up to heavy traffic. Also, it is a good idea to choose something that is easy to clean in case people traipse in with snow, mud or other messy substances on their shoes.

Lighting

You need to have good lighting in your entryway. You and your family will be walking through the entryway multiple times a day so it is important to have it well-lit so you can see where you are going. Generally, lighting in an entryway comes from above, so, it is the perfect place to hang an ornate chandelier or pendant lights. The lighting you choose will largely be dependent on the height of your ceiling,but, regardless of what you have to work with, there are definitely many styles and sizes from which you can choose. If you have a space that needs more lighting than what you can get from overhead lights, you can also add more with table lamps that fit your decor or sconces that you can hang on your wall.

Decor

Once the renovations to your entryway are complete, you can complement the new look with your decor choices. If you want to make the space look bigger, choose lighter colors. It is also a good idea to hang a mirror in the entryway, as it will reflect light and make the space look bigger and brighter. If you want to add a pop of color, throw down an area rug. It will also help when people come in with dirty shoes. Be sure to go with a rug that is inexpensive and easy to wash. Also, do your family and guests a favor and place something near the front door that people can use for dropping off small items like keys and the mail. A small table or something similar should do the trick.

Mudroom

If you have kids or your family simply enjoys the outdoors, consider turning your entryway into a mudroom. A mudroom is a great area for taking off dirty clothes, jackets and shoes so the rest of the house does not get messed up. If you go this route, make sure there are plenty of places to store outdoor wear and hang several hooks so wet items can hang dry.

If you are ready to renovate and update your entryway, call Goldhammer Construction today to see how we can help you.

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