How to make your home safe and cozy.

Over the next couple days, we are going to focus on some essential aspects of a home that make it a lasting home.  We are thinking about those seemingly small things that make your home more comfortable.

One of the most important aspects of your new home is the entrance, that place where people approach your home.

  • Covered – we have all gone to someone’s home when it is raining and that can be a miserable experience unless the entrance is covered to protect us from the rain while someone is coming to open the door.  What if it is your own home and you fumble around looking for the key?  See how important having the front door covered can be?
  • Seating – at the front door, under the covering roof, there needs to be accommodations for seating; not necessarily a lot of seats but at least a couple so if someone needs to sit they can.  Then again, if it is your house it is lots of fun to sit by the front door with your morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.
  • Steps up and down? – the entire issue of steps has a ton of various opinions.  How about a front entrance where there are no steps?  That could be inviting for someone in a wheel chair or a walker.  We suggest that regardless of what you decide keep the steps to a minimum so that the walk to your front door isn’t a hike.
  • Lighting – make sure that your front door/entrance is well lit to avoid accidents and create a warm and welcoming tone at the door.
  • Lever handles – pushing on a lever is so much more comfortable that turning a knob, we suggest lever handles!  Lever handles are now standard fare with every new home from Vermont Modular; both inside and out.

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