The entrance to your home has the potential to make a significant impression – so make sure it’s a good one! Even without an enormous budget, there are many ways you can give your outside entranceway a facelift that will make the space more welcoming for both you and your guests. Here are just a few ideas that might inspire you:

• Discover the immediate benefit of a coat of fresh paint, in a complementary color to your home’s exterior. Start with your front door and if possible, paint your front window frames too.

• Define your portico or stoop more clearly by marking front corners with flowerpots or decorative containers with attractive plants.

• Don’t underestimate the impact of custom-made address numbers and a matching mailbox.

• Every few months, refresh your entrance by rotating a set of seasonally-themed welcome mats.

Sometimes even small embellishments can reap rewards, in terms of both your own immediate pride of ownership and the long-term value of your investment. If you are considering a more ambitious facelift for your home’s exterior – such as a new walkway, driveway, fencing or landscaping – don’t hesitate to call for a chat about how such an investment might improve your property’s value.