Remodeling the entry is a fabulous way to add value and curb appeal to your existing home. Whether it be a new front door, new porch, updated foyer or changing the columns on the existing porch, these updates will provide a lasting change and improve the initial first impression for anyone who visits your home.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, replacing the front door with a new steel front door will provide an average return on investment of 113.1% while replacing the door with a new steel door will provide a return of 73.9%. New doors not only improve the look of the façade, they also can provide additional security as well as improved energy efficiency.
Adding a new porch or portico is another way to improve the curb appeal of your home and to add a wow factor. Porches or porticos also provide protection from the elements when entering the home and help to define the front of the house. Gables, Hips and Flat Roofs with Ballusters are some of the roof styles you will find. Round, Square, Fluted, Paneled and tapered columns can also change the feel of the front of the house along with different roofing materials.
Foyers are another area of the home that can benefit from a makeover. Changing the flooring or updating the stair rails can make a huge impact. Replacing a light fixture in the foyer or expanding the space with a small addition can also make the home feel more inviting.
Even something as simple as changing the columns or adding a railing on an existing front entrywall can create a more inviting entry way.
If you are looking for ways to change the look and feel of the front of the home. Please consider these affordable updates.
If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!
Written by Chris Arnold – VP of Home Improvement Division