Tips for Creating Your Custom Entryway

Tips for Creating Your Custom Entryway

A front entryway can be as custom as one desires in a custom home.

The first sight of a particular house leaves an impression. A house can indicate taste, wealth, and even how well-maintained the place is. Approaching the house, one gets an even deeper impression of what the home might be like inside. The front entryway says it all. Whether you are renovating or planning a custom home build, designing the front entryway is a way to create a fabulous focal point that you will enjoy seeing every time you come home. Below, you’ll find several tips for creating your ideal custom entryway.

Custom Entryway Gate

Depending on your property, a custom entryway gate may be appropriate, especially if the driveway leads to a busy road. The front gate establishes security against the outside world. Concerning design, an entryway gate should reflect and complement the style of the overall home. Be aware that many styles of gates exist, including ones that lift overhead for a vehicle to drive underneath.

The Portico

The portico, also known as a front door overhang, is an attached roof with supporting columns or beams. Some people may wish to do without the overhang, as it could potentially make the house look too shaded or covered. However, the benefits of a portico are simple: it provides shelter from the elements for both family and guests. These structures can come in any style imaginable to match one’s home. Inspiration can come from anywhere, from Pinterest to the Shore-Line Construction custom home gallery.

The Front Door

The ultimate component of a custom entryway, the front door, deserves perhaps the most attention. One should consider whether to install a double door or a single door, as a double door could prove more convenient for moving furniture and major home appliances in and out. Windows in the door or on the sides is another consideration, as it could affect privacy. However, it will let more sunlight into the house and adds considerable ornamentation to the door.

The Foyer

Past the door, your family and guests meet the foyer. Ideally, your home would welcome guests into a reception area rather than a main living room. If your home is on the waterfront, you’ll likely appreciate a mudroom, where muddy, sandy shoes, feet, and paws can shake out the most dirt. Custom cabinetry for storing coats and shoes is also a plus. If you are ever looking for expert advice on this, contact Shore-Line Construction!


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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