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How to Design a Grand Entrance for Your New Home

May 31, 2023
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Make a stunning first impression with your new home at the entrance!

You could remodel an older home, but you could also design it exactly how you want it to be from the start with a new construction build. Ameri-Star Homes helps many Marylanders find land and build the place where they will call home for many years. Start off your home experience right with a beautiful entrance. Take these tips on how to design a grand entrance!

Designing the Grand Entrance: The Exterior


The first element to consider is the landscaping. You could use more or less, but in general, you might have some plantings located along the front and sides of your house and possibly your driveway. For an ornamental touch, you could consider flanking your front door with planters.

The Porch

The porch of your new home could be as simple as a covering over the doorway or an entire wrap-around porch. Whichever way it is, it will incorporate your home’s exterior style, using select materials, colors, and finishes to create a cohesive look. You can make your porch more welcoming with simple seating if there is room.

The Door

The door is the natural focal point. It can blend in with the rest of the home’s color scheme, especially if you only use two colors, or it could be a completely different material or color. For example, if you have a black and white house, your door could be black, natural wood, or an accent color like red.

Designing the Grand Entrance: The Interior

Practical Functions

Once you step through the door, the entrance should, first of all, be practical. It should have durable flooring to withstand high traffic and walls painted with a high gloss finish also for high traffic purposes. There should also be an area to hang coats, shoes, etc., and a mirror to check yourself before you leave. If you have room, you could also add seating.

Focal Point

The focal point could be a second door into the actual house, a landscape at the back of the house, a wall with decorative artwork, or a staircase. Ameri-Star Homes has various modern floor plans with different default entrances that you can customize.

Consistent Style

The feeling and style of the main entrance should be consistent with the rest of the house. Even if your rooms take on different themes, there should be a sense of cohesion. Are you ready to look at options in person? Visit Ameri-Star Homes in Glen Burnie, Maryland!

Let Ameri-Star Homes Build Your New Custom Home!

Ameri-Star Homes was built on the idea that a home is not complete until the homeowner is 100% satisfied. That’s right, completely satisfied homeowners. Whether you want a home built on one of our home sites or on your own land, count on the same high quality from Ameri-Star. We have set out to exceed all your expectations of integrity, affordability, and customer satisfaction. Build lasting memories for years to come with Ameri-Star Homes. 

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