Creating a warm and friendly welcome to the outside of your home is so easily done with the addition of a few simple accessories.
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Potted shrubs will add life and colour to any door way and are an ideal solution if you're renting because you can take your garden with you. Select hardy plant varieties and remember to water them often as this area is usually sheltered from the rain by the house eaves.
If your entry way doesn't get a lot of light, ask your nurseryman for plant varieties tolerant of low light conditions
Door mats encourage people to wipe their feet before entering the house, reducing damage and wear to polished floor boards and carpets. Use a course, natural fibred mat such as coir or sea grass outside. For inside, use a softer fibred, bound carpet off-cut or rug. Clean mats on a regular basis by shaking or vacuuming thoroughly to remove dirt and grit
Security Lights with sensors are ideal to illuminate dark door ways and paths
House numbers help guests to identify your home so hang them in a prominent position near your door as well as near the mail box
Ensure your door bell is in good working order and can be heard from anywhere in your house