it Is no secret that your entry door is one of the first places in guest will see when visiting your home. of course, your garden, and parking will be seen as good, but when you get into your real house, your post will make a first impression – whether it is good or bad. Have a family member or a convenient entrance to your house makes a remarkable difference in to create a warm first impression that instantly puts your guests at ease.
A good thing about building your entrance door is that it is often shorter and more “doable” area of your home, and not give you that “challenging” feeling that you are going for a “big one”. It is more possible within a short period of time and this can be very encouraging to a one who is facing difficulties to complete larger and more complex projects.
of course, many items are quite large, and you can open up your living room! In fact, most of the items in the west are built like this, in which case, I would like to focus on the area that you would like to see as you walk up to the door, as well as the adjacent wall as you enter. Small things can go a long way to make your home a warm and comfortable, a place that we can enjoy at the end of a busy day.
But, honestly, if there was a room or a part of the house, I would invest, would be my port of entry. Set a style for the rest of your house, with a baby-step – for-step – to start with your entrance door. There are many styles that you can choose, but I personally share everything in 2 main types:
1. Wood appearance. Also known as the “old-fashioned” look, this style uses a material that is tongue and groove boards to the walls, brown carpet squares or tiles for the flooring in the rustic wall lights and deco décor, etc
2. Aspect of the stone. Also known as the “pale” look, this style contains a painted or plaster walls, and cut, light-colored stone or tiles, maybe some sculptures, and, in general, more gothic image. Overall, this style may be more associated with a higher class feel, although there are exceptions to this. The “wood” look can be made to look absolutely gorgeous, and even “luxury”, but the biggest difference is perhaps the price of materials and craftsmanship.
of Course, these are VERY broad categories, but I do this to simplify the hundreds of styles, and decide what to do to go a little easier. When you can identify the general feel of your home, you can more easily move on to the information and that the exact style that you want for your home.
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