Before and After: Entryways from This Old House
Ever since we saw Janel’s post on a Front Porch Makeover, we’ve been searching for more entryway before-and-afters. Living in an apartment building, we don’t actually have our own front entryway, but there’s something about the idea of transforming the most visible part of your home that’s really appealing. We found some great photo galleries on This Old House’s website. (Click below to see how the front porch above was rehauled.)
These are pretty dramatic, expensive entryway makeovers, but they’re a source for good ideas and inspiration. They also provide the instant gratification that you don’t always get from actually watching This Old House. Click here to see the full slideshow with details, including remodeling costs and design tips.
Ideas to take away for a budget makeover: Painting is a huge deal, replacing outdated light fixtures is key, and focus your effort on repairing crumbling steps. Landscaping also makes a big difference, whether it means pruning overgrown shrubs or just adding some potted plants to the porch.