Mar 22, 2022 | Carpet One Floor & Home
We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, and with winter well and truly behind us, we’re looking ahead to what kind of spring maintenance projects are lined up. When it comes to caring for your home, one of the most important, and often overlooked, areas is the entryway into your home.
As the first thing that visitors, guests, family and friends alike will see when entering your home, keeping your entryway clean and organized is essential.
Design by KATE DAVIDSON Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI
Each season presents unique challenges for caring for your home, and spring is no exception. From umbrellas stacked by the door after a rain spell, to mud and water tracked in from afternoons spent puddle jumping and exploring the great outdoors, spring can create the perfect storm for turning your elegant entryway into an extension of the dirt and chaos that lies beyond your front door.
With that in mind, we’ve created a guide to caring for your entryway this spring. Follow these 3 tips to keep your entryway looking it’s best this spring, and throughout the rest of the year!
Design by LINDA MAZUR Photography by JASON HARTOG
Of course, the first step in caring for your entryway is conducting regular cleanings that will not only make your space feel fresh and more inviting but will also prolong the longevity of your floors and other important interior elements. How to care for your specific entryway depends on the type of flooring that you have, but some elements remain the same.
The first thing that we recommend is vacuuming and sweeping weekly to ensure dirt and debris that has found its way indoors is not left to scratch or damage your floors. If you have hardwood in your entryway, follow up the vacuuming or sweeping with a dry mop once or twice a month to really ensure you’re getting a deep clean. If you have tile, laminate, or a similarly water-resistant flooring, you can use a wet mop. Be sure to check that whatever cleaner you use is warranty-approved for your specific floors – the best way to make sure is to check what advice the manufacturer of your floor gives on care and maintenance.
Design by MICHELLE BERWICK Photography by LARRY ARNAL
When it comes to organization, there is no one-size-fits-all. The best organization and storage tools are going to be the ones that work best for you, your lifestyle, and the things that tend to pile up in your entryway.
If loose shoes and piles of jackets are staples of your entryway, and there’s no hall closet in site, a custom storage chest may be the perfect solution to disorganization. The beauty of a storage piece is that they are incredibly versatile – you can choose the color, what kind of storage you need, such as hooks, drawers, shelving, etc., and you can include elements of convenience, like a bench to sit on while putting on or taking off shoes and outdoor gear.
Design by SARA BEDERMAN Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN
If storage isn’t a necessity, but your entryway is still in need of some organization, don’t be afraid to get creative to meet your needs. Consider putting hooks up for your most commonly worn jackets, or as a place to store leashes, harnesses, etc. for your four-legged friends. Maybe a discrete shoe rack is more of what you need, or a basket to hold umbrellas and other rain gear. There is no wrong way to organize your entryway, only what works best for you.
2021 Vern Yip Welcome A Cure Collection
It can be easy to underestimate the power of a simple welcome mat, but the good that it can do for your floors and your entryway is nothing to turn your nose at. Not only does a welcome mat create a more inviting feel in your space, but it also collects dirt, debris and water that would otherwise be creating a mess directly on your entryway floors. The best part about including a welcome mat is finding one custom-made for your style to create that perfect welcoming vibe. Since there are so many welcome mat designs out there, you’re guaranteed to find one that matches your design aesthetic and personal taste.
If you’d like to do some good for others while also doing something good for your floors and entryway, consider choosing a welcome mat from our Welcome a Cure collection, which raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Carpet One donates 25% of each welcome mat sale to BCRF and we have raised nearly 1 million dollars to fund over 10,000 hours of life-saving research. Feel good about protecting and caring for your entryway this spring, while also feeling good about supporting lifesaving research with our 2021 exclusive Vern Yip Collection.