Entryway Inspiration to Make a Dazzling First Impression

Just as the home exterior is the very first impression of the home and can make or break your home’s curb appeal, the first impression of the interior of the home is the entryway.

The way the entryway looks sets up the rest of the home’s appeal. When you first walk into a home, you want it to feel welcoming, spacious, and attractive.

To make a dazzling first impression on your family and friends, follow these tips for entryway design.

Custom Millwork

Custom millwork is a standout entryway feature that puts traditional craftsmanship on display. It’s a beautiful way to be greeted into the home, with either wall paneling, built-ins or any intricate craftmanship detail to give the entryway the pop it needs.

Contrasting Flooring

Contrasting flooring in the entryway is a nice touch. Many homeowners choose to use a tile design in the entryway to greet guests when they first walk through the door. The tile material should be a durable option so that it can withstand high traffic coming and going from the house.

Light Fixture Upgrade

Being greeted by a stunning light fixture upon entering the home is a nice addition to the entryway. From simple pendant lighting to intricate chandeliers, whatever type of light fixture you choose to place in your entryway should reflect the style of the rest of the home.

Tray Ceiling

Tray ceilings are a feature that provides an entryway wow factor. It’s details like these that make your home stand out from the rest of the houses in your neighborhood.


Built-ins to hang backpacks, purses, jackets, and briefcases are a nice touch for the entryway and keeps all your family’s belongings neatly organized. If your home doesn’t have a mudroom to hide these belongings, this is the next best thing.

Center Island Contracting is your local contractor of choice for home remodels on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. Our qualified professional Long Island contractors are here to help you renovate the home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.

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