Five Great Front Doors

Five Great Front Doors

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Sarah Coffey
Jun 12, 2009

First impressions count. These five homes all greet you with a welcoming, tidy front door, and you can guess from the entrance that the inside is probably pretty nice as well. The elements of a great front entrance are basic...

Whether small or large, fully landscaped or decorated with just a few potted plants, these entrances all have: 1) adequate lighting, 2) an brightly painted or architecturally interesting front door, 3) a clean-swept stoop, 4) plants that soften the angles of the house. If you can master these four elements, you'll have a great front door as well.

1 Before and After: Front Porch Makeover
2 Paola and John's Converted Switch House
3 The Foster's Drummond Dream Home
4 Anne's Sunny Renovation
5 James and Rui's LVL Home

For more entryway advice from Apartment Therapy, click here.

(Photos: Design Mom, Evan Thomas, Sarah Rae Trover, Rachel Wray, Traci Roloff)

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