Soffits – For entrances that are larger and are sloped or raked, cedar or grooved boards are a great option to make it more distinctive to the space.
Having a painted smooth soffit is another option, whether this is the common white or changing it up and adding colour such as black, it adds more detail to something that can normally be plain.
Cladding – This relates back to my Exterior Cladding post, there are so many options that can be used. But because the front entrance is a smaller space it is nice to give it a point of difference.
Looking at the front entrance of your home, seeing a space that is amazing or nice and simple can be a point of difference from the other houses on the street. Different cladding finishes can stand out in different ways with great results.
Lighting – This helps with enhancing your entrance at night, having a soft glow creates an interesting place to go that is full of warmth and comfort.
You don’t want too many bright lights as it overpowers the house, and you can make it feel like a Christmas Tree at night. Keeping it simple with a couple of lights in the front entry so visitors or homeowners can see what they are doing or highlight some special features at the front of the house. Sometimes the simplest lighting on a home is the best.