You only have one chance to make a first impression. You’ve paid so much attention and care to your home’s exterior – but what is the experience like for your guests when they pass through the front door and into your home?
The foyer is the most theatrical room in the house. This is where you greet guests and welcome visitors. It’s an area to communicate who you are, as a family, and to set the expectations for what your home is like. For people who really enjoy seasonal decorations, the foyer is a great place to stage holiday displays. The foyer is the place to showcase the things you love most about your life.
That all sounds wonderful and very aspirational, but in real life, for many busy families, the foyer is the place zoomed through on the way to and from school, sports, work, errands, and everything else. Kids (of all ages!) are prone to shedding hats, gloves, coats, bookbags, sports gear, band instruments and everything else as they travel through the foyer. It doesn’t take much for the space to become chaotic and disordered.
Choosing Calm: Design for Real Life that Looks Really Good
One of the advantages of working with a custom home builder in Hingham is that you can create a space that meets all of your needs. If you want a foyer that’s breathtakingly beautiful while serving your family’s immediate storage needs, it can happen! Good home design is the art of creating spaces that are functional as well as gorgeous.
We’ve seen an increase in homeowners choosing a small bump-out addition to create a more gracious entrance into the home. This is especially true for the older homes in this part of Massachusetts, which often have the front door opening into the home’s living areas with very little transition. This type of home addition is often ideal when you’re significantly upgrading the entranceway door, including the addition of sidelight windows.
Side note: we’re currently booking in 2024, so if you’d like to reserve a place on the calendar, the best time to do so is now.