It’s no surprise that the front door gives the first impression into our homes, our lives and ourselves. After all, the front door is what takes you inside a home and gives the first indication of what to expect next. Welcoming, Cheerful, Charming, Intimidating, Old or New, the front door says a lot about the homeowner.
The structure, period and style of home often dictate the look of the front door. However, details such as colour, texture, door furniture (knockers, handles, house numbers and letter plates), doormats, plant pots and foliage such as ivy all add to the effect the door creates. Doors can be contemporary and sleek in design or traditional and elegant. So here are a few useful tips to make the most of the exterior of your entrance way:
Some entrances to a home are on the side of a property and not at the front, as you would often expect. Also some houses have 2 doors next to one another so (and this may sound obvious) a path leading to the main entrance is an ideal way not to confuse visitors and lead them to the correct entrance.
Anyone who has a small child in their home will be all too aware of the worry of window blinds. The traditional blinds that can be hung at windows and doors have free hanging cords (and often 2 chords to operate a separate raise and tilt action). They are an accident waiting to happen, not only for small children but also for pets and I am forever tying my chords up out of the way … out of reach of little hands and paws.
We are so fortunate to live here in the County of Sleepy Suffolk and to not be in the midst of a high risk flood area. Though anyone who’s had half an ear open, to the current news, will be aware of the devastation of the recent flooding caused by Storm Desmond and the damage it has caused to properties in the beautiful county of Cumbria.
Garages, Porches, Dorma Window Roofs, Summer Houses and Extensions are all commonly roofed in felt. Being children of the 70’s and forever retrieving tennis balls and Frisbees from garage roofs – it almost feels like a material of our childhood. However, the history of felt roofing goes way back! Originating from Tar Paper which is basically as it states (tar mixed with paper), the gold rush of the 19th Century saw a demand for low cost, quick build homes. So new towns