As professionals, we put a great amount of time and energy into crafting the perfect first impression. From memorizing the ultimate elevator pitch, to touting the importance of a firm handshake, first impressions are important. When it comes to home building and design, the significance of a strong initial impression is no different. Below are the top five ways to create a stunning first impression for any home.

1. Clean Pathway

A defined, clean pathway builds excitement in potential home buyers. It encourages them to want to discover what the inside of the home has to offer.

2. Inviting Landscaping

In this instance, “keeping up with Jones” is important. In order for a home to truly stand out, and make a good first impression, the landscaping should “out-do” other yards nearby and invoke an inviting vibe.

3. Friendly Front Door

Consider the front door the “handshake” between prospective buyers and the home. Be sure to review your current door options. Do they portray the style of the home appropriately? There are many reasonably priced and exciting door selections out there.

4. Functional Foyer

Rather than ushering visitors into a cluttered, dark, or cramped foyer, create an entry that welcomes. A foyer that is functional, while still maintains an aesthetically pleasing appeal by adding a mirror, color, and appropriately scaled furniture and accessories (but not too many).

5. Strong Line of Sight

Don’t feel confined by the foyer! A strong line of sight from the entrance to other spaces in the home creates a desire to explore further. Use color, art, or interest pieces to draw your visitors into the home.

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