Front Entrance Design Ideas

The front entrance of your home is one of the most important elements to create curb appeal. A front entrance can be transformed by adding a covered entryway or portico. We build porticos to match the home's architectural features and overall design. When updating a front entrance, consider replacing the door or adding a grand entrance, repairing stairs, painting and landscaping. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and estimate.

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  • This home was expressly designed with a level threshold entry to address the needs of the owners. The wood front door includes matching sidelights and a transom window. Stone veneer was applied to the base of this home’s front entryway and to the base of the columns that support the stylish custom overhang.
    This home was expressly designed with a level threshold entry to address the needs of the owners. The wood front door includes matching sidelights and a transom window. Stone veneer was applied to the base of this home’s front entryway and to the base of the columns that support the stylish custom overhang.
  • This home’s entryway features a large post and beam portico with copper roof. Note that the portico design is replicated on the home’s front roof peak.
    This home’s entryway features a large post and beam portico with copper roof. Note that the portico design is replicated on the home’s front roof peak.
  • This exquisite front entry features stunning post and beam architectural details. The front door is made from larch wood. The sidelights and transom window has mission-style grids that complement the front door glass.
    This exquisite front entry features stunning post and beam architectural details. The front door is made from larch wood. The sidelights and transom window has mission-style grids that complement the front door glass.
  • This back double door entry was enhanced by adding wood posts and beams and a copper shed-style roof.
    This back double door entry was enhanced by adding wood posts and beams and a copper shed-style roof.
  • A new roofline extending out from over the front door dramatically changed the facade of this home along with the custom Douglas Fir posts with the arched truss.
    A new roofline extending out from over the front door dramatically changed the facade of this home along with the custom Douglas Fir posts with the arched truss.
  • A new porch roof bump-out transformed an ordinary entry into the focal point of this home's exterior. The porch provides a sheltered entrance and adds columns and stonework to the façade. A charming walkway and bordering gardens create curb appeal for this home.
    A new porch roof bump-out transformed an ordinary entry into the focal point of this home's exterior. The porch provides a sheltered entrance and adds columns and stonework to the façade. A charming walkway and bordering gardens create curb appeal for this home.
  • This front entry wood door features a leaded glass insert and matching sidelight. The colorful stone veneer façade encases the entryway and includes an octagon portal window that brings natural light into the space.
    This front entry wood door features a leaded glass insert and matching sidelight. The colorful stone veneer façade encases the entryway and includes an octagon portal window that brings natural light into the space.
  • Typically an entry door is 6-to-8 feet tall. This entry door is 8-foot tall and includes sidelites, one on each side. The 8-foot height gives a grand effect to this entrance.
    Typically an entry door is 6-to-8 feet tall. This entry door is 8-foot tall and includes sidelites, one on each side. The 8-foot height gives a grand effect to this entrance.