The next time you step outside your front door, take a couple minutes to look back at it. Try to view it as if you are seeing it for the first time. What do you see? Is it an entryway that shows off the personality of the people inside? Does it do anything to enhance the design and decor of your home? Or is it the same generic doorway that the builders put in when they were trying to sell the house? A lot of Las Vegas homes have entries that look just like their neighbors and do nothing to stand out. But your home is a special place, and every inch of it should be a reflection of your personality and style–including the entry.
There are so many entryway remodeling ideas that you can use to transform the space and create something special! Here are some surprising ideas that you can put to work in your entry.
TRY THESE ENTRYWAY REMODELING IDEAS ON YOUR LAS VEGAS HOME
- Change out your current door for a glass door.
One of the most striking changes you can make to your entry is to change out the stock entry door for a glass one. This accomplishes a couple things for your entry:
- Makes it more visually interesting.
- Allows more natural light to enter the interior of your home.
- Creates a more welcoming atmosphere at the entry.
You don’t have to sacrifice your privacy for the beauty of a glass door, either. There are a number of options, including textured and stained glass, that will obscure the view without blocking the light. With so many customization options for glass doors, you can create something that’s truly special for your entry that reflects you and your family’s personality.
- Paint your front door an unexpected color.
A pop of color is a great way to inject style into space, and the front door is no exception. Painting your door a bright, bold color will help the area stand out and it’s a great way to show off more of your personality. Most houses are painted fairly neutral tones, so the bright front door will really shine and set the tone for the rest of the house. If your home is painted in shades of gray or blue, consider painting the front door a bright yellow or orange. Homes in taupe or beige tones look great with blues or turquoise. Look for inspiration online or ask your custom door builder for their advice.
- Give your knocker some personality.
Does your front door have a knocker? Chances are good that it does but you didn’t even know it was there. It’s an overlooked piece of hardware on the front door, but it doesn’t have to be. Make it stand out by choosing a knocker that is personal to you. There are so many options available online and in stores, so you’ll want to do a little bit of research to find the right one. There are knockers shaped like bees, cats with mice in their mouths, sleeping bats, hands, and orate wreaths. Adding something a little unexpected will help your door (and the rest of your home) stand out from the crowd.
- Upgrade the lighting in your entryway.
If you haven’t already upgraded the lighting fixtures around your front door, this is one of the easiest ways to make a big impact on the space. Most lighting fixture changes require a little wiring, so if you aren’t comfortable doing it yourself then you’ll need to hire an electrician to do it for you (but it’s usually a pretty fast and inexpensive job). Changing the lighting fixtures from the generic ones installed by the builder to something more in line with your style will make a huge impact on the look of the entry. Shop for fixtures online or in your local store, where you’ll find modern, contemporary, and classic designs among others. While you can keep in the time and style of your home’s architecture, don’t be afraid to simply pick the fixtures you like the best; it will be an accurate reflection of your tastes when you do it that way!
- Enhance with ornamental touches above the door.
If you don’t want to go to a lot of time and expense when remodeling your entry, one of the easiest things to do is add a piece above your doorway. It’s amazing how quickly and dramatically this can change the look and feel of your entrance. For instance, adding a wrought iron door topper takes about thirty seconds to hang but adds a touch of drama and elegance to the door. Adding a carved wooden pediment above the door can enhance the classic design of the home or even make it feel a little more rustic. Adding an awning not only keeps the sun off of your visitors, but it can create a homey, warm feeling to the home. Don’t overlook this incredible underutilized area to bring more personality to your entry!
Ready to change the look of your front door? Entry Brite offers entryway remodeling services in Las Vegas and beyond. Get in touch with our team to learn more about how we can transform the look of your home into something truly special! Get in touch with us by giving us a call or using the contact form on our website. We’ll get back to you right away to learn more about how we can help transform your entry with a custom front door!