The entryway is the first thing visitors see when they visit your home, but does it accurately reflect your sense of style? If not, consider a re-model. According to the National Association of Home Builders, Americans spent a total of $150 billion on home improvements and repairs in 2013. In the market today, there are many options you can consider when planning to revamp your entryway that won’t hurt your budget.

Bright and Attractive Colors

For the entryway design to be cohesive and appealing, you should begin with redecorating the front door. There is a broad range of colors, so when updating your door look at what will be the best in your home. You can choose bright colors for a more eye-catching look, or subtler colors for an elegant feel. Painting your door with a bright color, is less expensive than buying a new one and will make it look fresh and new. When remodeling, think of the first impression that is needed to make your home beautiful and modern. So be creative: You can use different sizes of doors and shapes too.

Use Attractive Mats and Potted Plants

Some homes’ front entrances are hidden or somewhat obscured.  If this is the case with your home, and you want to make it stand out, you can use a brighter color palette. Adding potted plants and an attractive mat refocuses the eye, andhaving proper lighting will help to guide visitors.It will also act as décor and showcase your door.

The Mudroom

If your family is large, then an attractive, updated mudroom is an ideal solution for storing bags, shoes, and equipment. Because there are so many creative interior design ideas, apply them to the mudroom and make your home beautiful.

You don’t need a lot of space to enjoy the benefits of a mudroom — all you need is a narrow wall. It will help you and your family when it comes to storage. You can use counters, benches, and tables that will be suitable for organizing your items. For individual space, install lockers or bins. There are other storage solutions which you can employ as time goes on such as using baskets or trays.

Sam Radbil is a contributing member of the marketing and communications team at ABODO, an online apartment marketplace. ABODO was founded in 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. And in just three years, the company has grown to more than 30 employees, raised over $8M in outside funding and helps more than half a million renters find a new home each month.