How to design a grand entrance for your home

Make sure the entrance of your home makes a statement by following these top tips.

By Emily Brooks | 21 August 2020

Design an eye-catching front door and hallway to create a winning first impression.

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A welcoming entrance sets the tone for your entire home. Replacing an inefficient front door with a smart new one, building a modern porch or remodelling the hall not only makes financial sense but it will enhance your homes aesthetic too.

Update the outside

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Front doors and porches add character where there may previously have been none, whether they’re done in a period style to match the existing architecture or for a modern contrast.

Adding a porch, and moving or changing the front door, can be done under permitted development with no planning permission. ‘A well-designed porch can offer extra internal space and light in a hallway and improve the appearance of the building. But the joinery needs to be of good quality, and doors should lock securely and be draughtproof,’ says Jerry Evans at architectural practice Southpoint.