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Creating a welcoming entry area

The entry area is a very important space. Not only is this where you and your family enter your home, but also where you greet your visitors and say goodbye. Having a clean and welcoming entry areas is easily done. Unfortunately, we often only see the entry area as a passage area rather than a room/space and thus end up with clutter everywhere. There are mountains of shoes on one side, bags on the other and everything else that doesn’t have its spot in between. With a little planning and organizing you can have a space that is inviting and feels good to enter every time you return home.


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Everything has its spot

This is especially important in smaller entry areas. A closet for jackets and shoes is crucial. For seasonal wear like gloves, scarfs, and hats, consider storage bins or small baskets. To make sure you have your keys and wallet always on hand, you could mount a keyholder and small shelf on the wall.


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Light brings Life


Not seldom do entry areas lack enough light. Many Doors are solid units and there isn’t always space for sidelights or transoms. And so, you end up with a dark and moody entrance area. When replacing an entrance door, ask for glass inserts. New modern doors offer many high quality, secure glass options, which bring natural light into your home while still protecting it. Should glass not be an option for you, there are many other creative ways to bring light into the space. From pot lights to lamps, a little imagination can go a long way.


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Small but wow

No matter the size of your entry area, there are many ways to create a welcoming, comfortable space. You can create a feeling of more space by hanging mirrors for example. Painting your walls in light and bright colors

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