When it comes to creating a beautiful and inviting home, a nice appeal is crucial. It can make a big difference to the value of your home. This is not only important if you want to sell your house but it’s also important for the radiation of your home. There are several techniques in order to improve the entrance of your home. Below, we list a few.
1. Upgrade your walkway
The walkway is the invitation that leads visitors to your front door. If it’s outdated or uneven, it can detract from the overall look of your entrance. You can upgrade the walkway by using other materials such as stone or brick in order to create a more cohesive look. Use carves in your walkway in order to break the monotony. There are many styles and colours and you can customize the look of the walkway to match the style of your home.
2. Add decorative accents
Decorative accents can add personality and charm to your entrance. They enhance a warm and welcoming feel to the visitors of your home. Some decorative accents can be a doormat, a plant, a nice flower pot or a sculpture. Keep in mind when choosing decorative accents that the style and colours fit the house style. For example if you have a country house, green and terra cotta colours will prevail.
3. Enlighten your entrance and façade
Lighting is a crucial part of mood creation. Lighting can make or break an atmosphere. Even when you arrive at the driveway, it is easy and atmospheric to provide lighting. This can be done in many ways. For example, you can use ground spots. The advantage of these is that they come nicely flush with the tile so you can’t trip over them. Another option is to install garden posts on which wall lights shine nicely down. Finally, installing wall lights in front of the facade is also very atmospheric. You can also connect these to a detector so they don’t stay on unnecessarily long. This is also an ideal way to deter unwanted visitors. In terms of light colour, it is best to use warm white light so that everything is pleasantly lit.
4. Use grass and shrubs
A front garden made entirely of bricks or stones is not attractive. Use grass to break up the monotony and make use of shrubs such as boxwood or yew. Use islands to group shrubs, whether around a tree or not. Ornamental grasses are also very popular. They can also be integrated into an island.
5. Take care of your driveway and facade
Every driveway requires maintenance. If you use clinkers, moss often needs to be removed. The clinkers also often need a good polish. Definitely do not use the jet of a pressure washer as you will create pits in the clinkers in which dirt and moss easily infiltrate. Use a brush for this. Pebbles require less maintenance. In that case, install gravel mats first. This prevents you from constantly sinking into the pebbles, making it feel more pleasant. Do not skimp on maintenance. Your driveway is your home’s calling card.
6. Create a water feature
Want to make it really attractive? Then install a pond, with or without a fountain. Nothing creates more tranquillity than hearing water making its way downhill.
7. Take charging stations into account
As electric cars become more and more popular, providing a charging station is now a necessity. There are now charging stations with multiple sockets so that several cars can charge at the same time. Make sure the charging station is close enough to the car and that the cables are concealed as far as possible.