Friday, May 29, 2015

Love At First Sight: Foyers And Front Entries

While your cabin's view of the lake is important, it's far from the only one that matters. Too often, builders and prospective homeowners forget about another critical snapshot of their dream home- the impression it makes when you first walk in the door.

In the above example, the entrance is located on the top floor of a Lake of the Woods area cabin. The top floor draws attention to some of the more architecturally significant features of the home, namely the open log beams and posts. In addition, any guests' eyes are drawn directly to the great room chandelier, one of the cottages most prominent lighting fixtures.
Another simple way to upgrade your cabin's first impression is with a little bit of curb appeal- namely, your front door.
Although many of the doors in your home may not have a lot of aesthetic importance, many cottage owners see the value in putting a little extra time, money and energy into finding a front door that fits their personal style best. In the above example, heavy planks and metal work seemed like the best fit for this cabin's naturalistic log structure and stone pillars.

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