Ideas to Help Make Our Entrance More Welcoming?

Good Questions

Q: Help! We have a plain entrance that needs love on a very limited budget. The outer door hopefully will be painted, but what do I do to the painted metal flashing around the door? (Up close it's rippling and old and quite unprofessional looking). We recently purchased this home and love it to pieces — it's our first house! I'm just so disheartened by the exterior.

The blue siding is NOT my first choice, and the windows are plain without shutters. I really want the front to pop and just scream "hey come over — really, we love everyone!" The steps need to be replaced and, we are toying with a bit of a porch before entering the sun porch. It just seems so thrown together without care or effort.

Pin it button big
Pin it button big
Sent by Ainsley

Editor: Leave your suggestions for Ainsley in the comments — thanks!

• Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first).

You Might Also Like

Promoted Stories

Categories

Main, Renovating, Outdoor, Good Questions

Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.