When it comes to beautifying your exteriors, the front of your home is always a good place to start. Your front exterior is usually the first impression visitors will have of your home. It is also what will be most on display for neighbours and passersby. Because of this, the front of your home should look as polished as possible. One of the best places to start for this is your entranceway, or—more specifically—your front doorway. This post will discuss ways that you can refresh your front door, each in less than an hour. Ready….Set…..go!
The first step to beautifying your entranceway is to ensure that your door is painted a suitable colour. Your door should also look freshly painted—if you see chipped areas or scuffs and scratches, be sure to repaint and/or clean. Painting your front door is simple enough, and can be completed in under an hour once you have all the tools at the ready. More info on these can be found here. Generally speaking, after removing any peeling bits, you’ll want to use a primer to unpainted surfaces and an undercoat to previously painted surfaces.
When it comes to choosing a colour for your front door, opt for one that complements the colour of your house. More colour inspiration can be found here. We always love a classic red, like our Pillar Box Red, or a royal blue, like our Oxford Blue. More colours can be viewed here, and—as always—you can use our Colourmix service to make a custom colour!
Like your front door, the trim surrounding it should also be in tip-top shape. Choose a coordinating colour to your door—a classic white always looks elegant—while black, brown, and grey also work well with a variety colours.
Additional elements of a fabulous front door are the accessories. A quality handle and knocker are necessities, as far as we’re concerned. They also offer an opportunity to have some fun and get creative with your entranceway. There are loads of options when it comes to these elements, and most will be able to be easily installed in well under an hour. Like all these tips, if time is at a minimum you may have to revisit at a later time.
If you want to immediately change the look and feel of your doorway in a matter of minutes—simply add some potted plants or flowers to the space. Make sure these are placed out of the way so that they don’t interfere with the foot traffic coming in and out of your home. If you don’t have space on the ground, consider hanging your plants instead. A welcome mat is also an easy way to cosy up the area and welcome visitors with style.
We all wish there were more hours in the day. When it comes to your front door, you don’t have to spend a lot of time to make a positive impact. These recommendations should each be able to be completed in less than an hour, once all necessary tools are on- hand. For more exterior advice and paint inspiration, please call into your local Sandtex stockist or visit us on the web.