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5 Ways to Enhance Your Exterior Entryway

Posted by Audrey Lichten

Sep 1, 2015


As fall comes around, so do your relatives and visitors for the holidays. Is your front entryway properly welcoming your guests? Take advantage of the remaining nice weather this September to spruce up your home’s entrance. Whether you want to remodel your entryway, or just add a few features, we have tips to improve your exterior entryway and curb appeal.


Statement Door

If your front door is looking a little dingy, consider replacing it with a door that has a little more style. Consider doors that complement the character of your house but are unique and eye-catching. If possible, install a wider door. This will draw your guests in with a large, welcoming entrance. Or if replacement isn’t a possibility, simply repaint your front door with a bright color that contrasts with your siding.


Is your front porch a little too dark at night? Install some light fixtures that not only brighten your home’s entrance, but add some flare to its style. Outdoor light fixtures come in a large variety of styles so you’ll have options when shopping for the right one.



Redo the siding around your doorway to give it a contrasting style to the rest of your home. This will make your entryway stand out. It can be a different type of siding or just a different color or pattern. Be sure to choose something that won’t clash but is just different enough to be distinctive.

Plants & Decor

front-door-decorationMaybe your entryway just needs a couple small things for an approachable feel. In this case, consider adding potted plants in the corner of your front steps. The plants bring color and life to the outside of your home. Be sure to select colorful and attractive pots too. The variety of styles and colors that are available for pots are endless, so find ones that you like and will match the style of your house. If you have more room to fill, consider placing a bench or chair on your stoop as well.


front-door-verandaDoes your doorway need a roof? Give your guests some protection from the elements when waiting at your door with a veranda. There are a variety of ways to design your front door veranda. Employ pillars or reclaimed wood beams for extra character. Decide whether you want a large covered space or a smaller veranda that just shelters the front door. Both options are great for boosting your curb appeal and creating that warm welcome you’re looking for.

Your front porch and doorway is the first thing that your guests see. Is yours accurately reflecting the atmosphere and character of you and your home? Upgrading just this part of your house can make a huge difference in its overall appearance and curb appeal. If you’re looking for help with siding be sure to contact Peninsula Siding Company and we’ll get you covered.


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