If you're like most people, you want the front entrance of the home of your heart to welcome visitors and also to keep them safe as they traverse to your front door. The best method to assess how well your entrance measures up is to put yourself in your visitor's shoes and look through their eyes. What do you see and what do you feel?
of river rock that we plan to apply like those in the photo this summer. Even if you don't have image-manipulative skills, studying photos of entrances in magazines and Pinterest can help you decide what elements will work best for your home.
On the right is a Photoshopped image I did to help us visualize what our landscape would look like with steps and additional plantings. I was also playing around with how to relieve the looming verticality of the garage by applying a different treatment to the gable. As you can see in the top image, we went with something different that is equally effective.
The changes we made were moderate but highly satisfying. If you're not entirely pleased with the vibe of your entrance, you might want to start with a simple adjustment like putting flowering pots by your entrance. Something as easy as that can make a big impact on how you welcome visitors. Whatever changes you make, let them reflect your personality and that of your home.