Entryways may be the first thing and they say you got one chance to leave make a first impressions so she weighs are pretty key to the wow factor of your property this excerpt is a great way to help you have a great first impression for your home.
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Entryways page 192 "The main entrance to your home is a key focal point of your landscape. It makes a lasting first impression on visitors and has a small, subtle effect on you and your family each time you pass through it. Since it's also likely to be heavy area of use, the entryway is a great place to take advantage of the beauty and strength of stone.
A stone entryway look appropriate with a variety of house styles, from traditional to contemporary, and combines well with most building materials. Landscape architect Craig Bergmann says;" I like using stone for entry of a brick house, as it provides relief from all patterning of small units that brick can create. Typically we would use rectilinear cut stone four fewer joints and a cleaner, simpler appearance, but irregular cobbles and split Granite Boulders can look great with some houses." A stucco home might lend itself to an entry of flagstones, set closely for the landing at the front door and stacked for the steps leading up to it. Brick and concrete pavers also make a pleasing contrast to the textures surface of stucco.
If your home has an uninspiring concrete pad outside the front door, increase the curb appeal by dressing it up with stained or by covering it with flagstone set in Mortar. Another option is replacing the pad with a small stone patio, perhaps incorporating a low wall that gives a feeling of enclosure and arrival to the space. You might even consider even two boulders or columnar stones that act as sentinels on either side of the entry. The choices are many, but make sure your entryway is well lit and easily navigated.
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