Front Halls provide first impression for prospective buyers
In real estate, as well as in a day-to-day life, it is important to have an attractive and inviting hall. The hall is where we receive guests, and where the first impressions of the house are made. It is important as well for house inhabitants to be greeted by pleasant surroundings every time they enter the front door.
The size of the hall will dictate its function and decoration. When the residence space is limited, the hall should convey a feeling of spaciousness, which can be accomplished by light paint colour, limited number of pictures on the walls and, ideally, not too many decorative objects. A single piece of furniture is often a best choice.
If the small size of the house necessitates the use of the entry hall for some storage, this should be accommodated, if possible, by one large closet which can store coats, boots, shoes, golf clubs, cycling helmets, rollerblades, suitcases and other objects.
In larger homes, however, the hall can be decorated in a way that creates an impression that this space is not only designed for transit, but is also meant for living. It should be alwas kept in style with the home furnishings and decor.
A large size mirror provides not only means for checking one's appearance before leaving the house, but also visually increases the space.
Floor surfaces in the hall are the ones that are the most abused and exposed to elements. They should be durable and decorative. When choosing the flooring materials for the hall it is important to remember that it should not clash with the flooring in the rest of the house. A common choice is ceramic tile or marble. When choosing ceramic tiles for the entry hall, however, it is good to keep in mind that we often enter the house with wet soles, and that it should be slip-resistant. Some of the ceramic tiles are extremely slippery when wet.
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