What makes you want to enter a house? What makes you want to stay?
What makes a home invite you in and welcome you with open arms?
I think we can all agree that there are two categories: the exterior of a house invites you in, and the interior of a house welcomes you to stay. Through my reading and my studies, I’ve found several characteristics that I think say “come on in and stay awhile!”
Sheltering Roof – symbol of home; offers protection and safety
Visible Entry – designated path to experiencing the inside of the home
Curb Appeal – appetizer to the interior
Rare for me, this post is long on images and shorter on words
A home is meant to be inhabited, lived in, cared for and enjoyed. If it is not inviting, these things cannot take place. After all, can something be timeless if no one wants to live in it or derive any joy from it?