Entry Statements You Can Create
Entry statements are exactly what they sound like. They’re the first impression for people approaching and entering your home (or potential buyers!). Front entrances are a great place to take the opportunity to express your own personal style and create real visual intrigue.
Garden and landscaping entry statements are not hard to create, they just need a little thought to give your place that curb appeal your looking for.
Here’s 5 ways you can make a powerful entry statement.
1. Play Your Way With Symmetry
Having matching garden beds, plants, slabs, timber features, or lighting either side of your
front entrance path, is one of the easiest and best ways to create a striking entry statement. With a little thought in the planning stages of building your home, or during renovations you can bring the wow factor to your house.
2. Makeover Your Mailbox
Put in a garden bed around it. Build a new one. Install one in your front wall. It may seem like an unimportant part of your overall landscaping design, but a misplaced or cheaper-looking mailbox can oftentimes be the downfall of an otherwise incredible view. This is a great place to create some symmetry with the placement of your mailbox within the overall landscaping of your yard.
3. Refresh Your Planter Beds
Pull those weeds. Get some new mulch put in. Redefine the edges with some limestone blocks or other edging. It’s amazing how much difference can be made simply by refreshing what’s already there! And look, if you stand back and look at your garden bed or some other part of your landscaping and realise that it’s completely out of place, have the guts to change it! Rip it out! If it doesn’t belong or it’s messing the overall look, ditch it! You can do it.
4. Time to Renew Your Gutters & Downpipes
Okay, let’s do some gutter talk. Now, this is a little like the mailbox issue and you may not think that it affects the overall too much, but it really does! Rusty, or faded gutters don’t always add that element of ‘character’ that you’ve been using as an excuse to keep them. Get out the tape measure and find out how many metres of guttering and how many metres of downpipes you’re going to need. Even if you’ll be getting someone to quote on it, it’s a good idea to measure it yourself just to keep them honest.
5. Build a New Walkway or Tile Your Doorstep!
Whether it’s a concreted path, nice pavers with a timber edging, or a little footbridge over a pond, the walk to your front door should be memorable. There are so many ideas out there for creating paths to remember (ever heard of Pinterest? Try it). Tiling your front porch is a great way of making a powerful entry statement. Go big with the tiles to really catch attention, but obviously choose style and practicality over size.
This is by far nowhere near an exhaustive list of things you can to do create that perfect entry statement that reflects you and screams, Wow! But, hopefully, it has stirred those creative juices enough to give you a few ideas and get you on track to designing and building yours.
Of course, if you need any ideas or have one that you want to act on now, give us a call!