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The front entry is the gateway to your home. The entry should welcome guests or be a comfortable place to pause before saying good night.
A front entry can be a porch, stoop or landing (the most common), or a patio. Occasionally, they are outdoor living spaces with a dining area surrounded by a garden or a quiet place to visit with neighbors. The front door should be the focal point. The path between the street (or driveway) and the door should be obvious. This can be achieved through architectural details, color, lighting, plants, or any combination thereof.
‘Curb appeal’ is the catchphrase for homeowners who are looking to update the look of their front entry. There are simple ways to enhance the front entry of your home.
You can create interest by adding color and texture with plants. No matter what architectural style your home is, plants can liven up any entry.
Another simple way to change the look of your front entry is to add warm night lighting.
Sometimes less is more. That's the case for this modern masterpiece.
A do-it-yourself job gone wrong set right. Now this front entry is safe, secure, and scenic.
How about remodeling the entire front entry to highlight the uniqueness of your home?
Bluestone walkway leads to a Bluestone courtyard in St. Paul.
Boulder retaining walls, blooming flowers, evergreen shrubs, and elegant pavers create a welcoming front entry design with a nod to nature.
Formal front yard landscape with curb appeal.
Welcoming and eco-friendly front entry.
High-end front entry mixes rustic textures and formal modern design.
This cozy front entry features a bluestone walkway with seat boulders cut into the corners.
Native grasses, perennials, shrubs, and trees add curb appeal to this newly constructed home in Edina.
Vibrant hues and verdant greens thrive in this shady front yard garden.
A Southview Design landscape architect or landscape designer can help you design a front entry that complements the style and colors of your home. Does your front entry enhance your home's curb appeal? Provide a place to leave packages? Give visitors shelter from the rain and wind?
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