Why First Impressions Matter: Exterior Design
The entrance to your home, should be a reflection of your personality and is the starting point of your own unique style throughout. It's very much a snapshot of what's to come and should therefore be infused with your personal aesthetic.
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Adding greenery such as a bay tree or hanging basket can help bring life to your entry. Here at Yester Home, we have a range of pots, planters and hanging hook brackets which can transform even the smallest of entries.
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WHY POOR QUALITY HARDWARE IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA
Our front doors, have a dual purpose or inviting people in whilst also keeping people out. As they are used so excessively, the quality of hardware chosen should be durable enough to withstand any damage. Although decorative door knockers, letter boxes and locks are are a game changer, items used should also aid safety and security. Our beehive door knocker fits the bill perfectly.
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A LICK OF PAINT
You should consider the colour scheme and overall appearance of the houses around yours. A fresh coat of paint on the exterior can significantly increase the value, and a few unique, yet subtle touches such as adding a house number, a door mat or external light can make all the difference. Before re-painting your front door if its looking tired, we strongly recommend creating a mood board so your able to visualise different shades against hardware finishes, as demonstrated below.
Take a picture of your entire house from the kerb to help you see it from the perspective of others. This will really help you to figure out where your curb appeal is lacking.
By following these tips, you can set your home apart by creating a welcoming and stylish entrance. If you're considering going onto the property market, it could also help you sell quicker. Our door furniture comes in a range of finishes including brass, black iron and chrome.