Month: August 2022

6 Entryway Ideas for Your Southwest Florida Home

Your home’s entryway is the first impression your residence gives. Whether big or small, every entryway can be a beautiful room to greet loved ones or say goodbye to evening guests.

If you’re looking to update your Southwest Florida Home, here are six entryway ideas to make a lasting first impression.

Add a Bench / Seating Area 

One of the most practical additions you can make to your entryway is a bench or seating area. With a bench next to your door, you won’t have to struggle to put on your shoes while balancing against the wall, instead you can enjoy a noteworthy addition to your entryway.

When choosing a bench for your entrance, be sure to properly size the piece to match your area’s dimensions. This will make sure that you are adding a useful item, all while keeping the flow of your entryway free. Your guests will surely thank you.

Storage Space

Every room in the home can use additional storage space, but the entryway is especially important. This area is often filled with shoes, umbrellas, jackets, and more, meaning that you’ll need a way to maximize your space, while properly storing your frequently used items.

Whether it’s custom cabinetry that fits around your door, or simply a rustic chest, we suggest adding a bit of storage to your entryway in order to make the space less cluttered.

Highlight Your Home’s View

Every home has a unique view, and the entryway is a great way to highlight what’s outside your door. Whether it’s sunshine and palm trees, a wide-open front yard, or a cozy front porch, your entryway is an extension of the unique area around your home.

One way to highlight your home’s view is to add a mirror to your entryway. A well-positioned mirror can reflect outdoor views and natural sunlight throughout your space while creating a gorgeous focal point.

Updating Your Door and Hardware

The door inside your entryway is perhaps the most important part of the space as it’s the first and last thing you see upon entering, which is why it is so important to choose a door that you love.

From classical stained wooden doors to transparent glass doors, the best homes in Southwest Florida make a statement with their entryway doors.

If buying a new door isn’t in your budget, how about upgrading the hardware instead? Upgrading your locks and knobs can be an inexpensive way to beautifully update your entryway. 

New tiling/flooring

A grand entrance is only as grand as the floor you step on. When updating your entryway, think about incorporating new tiling, hardwood, or simply a new area rug into your space. Since the walkway by your door is the most stepped-on area of your home, it might be time for you to remove the old and update with the new.

Updating your flooring with new hardwood or tiling may even save you money on your electric bill as you can make sure that the door and the ground are perfectly squared, thereby eliminating heating or cooling losses.

Varian Construction

Updating the entryway of your home can be exciting, but is often a labor-intensive project. That is why it is best left to the pros. If you’re looking to update the entryway of your Southwest Florida home, trust Varian Construction.

With over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial projects, Varian Construction is the perfect contractor for your job.

Varian Construction is an award-winning builder and remodeler and has been recognized with over 15 FHBA awards (Florida Home Builder Association Awards) and has been accredited as a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), and a Certified Green Professional (CGP).

Every residential remodel is an important project to Varian Construction, as the timeline and the budget are always essential to the customer and the builder. This is why we use CoConstruct to help schedule timelines, track financials, and as a platform for communication with our clients so that you can be confident in the construction process. If you are looking for a contractor to remodel the entryway to your home, contact Varian Construction today at (239) 514-010 or visit Varian Construction.