Ok guys, I’m a little embarrassed to share this with you today, but I’m all about keeping it real, and this is what’s real in our lives right now…
Welcome to our home! Can you even see the front door back there behind the overgrown weeds that are taking over? Don’t get lost in the jungle on your way in!
Be careful not to trip on the plants overgrowing the walkway as you walk up to the house. Yep, just step right over them.
Oh, and don’t mind the weeds and bare patches all over the lawn!
Definitely pay no attention to the cracked, chipped, and peeling paint on the stairs. Or the fact that as soon as you get to the top of the stairs, you’ll be knocked off the top step by the door when we open it, because it’s wider than the top step is deep and it opens outward!
Oh and yes, this is our front door. I know it just looks like a glass storm door, and if you peer through the glass you see a dirty entryway with another door behind it that looks a lot more like a real wooden front door. But that’s just to fool you! This flimsy piece of glass is our actual front door…
Did you want to stop and take off your shoes and hang your coat somewhere? You would think that would be the point of this little entryway/mudroom thing, right? Nope! We’re just using it as junk storage right now!
There is a chair and a boot tray though. That’s gotta count for something!
You can see why the front door situation would be confusing though, right? I mean, this room hardly looks like it’s actually part of the house; it looks more like a screened in porch. And truthfully, that’s what we use it as at this point, because it’s not energy efficient at all. It’s a sauna during the warm months and an ice palace in the winter, so right now it’s just the weird space between the two front doors you have to go through to get into our house.
And besides all that, there’s no privacy in our front entry. Our “front door” is a solid glass storm door, but the actual front door is pretty much all glass as well! We can see outside, which is nice (except that the dog freaks out any time someone walks down the sidewalk, you can see her paw prints and nose prints all over the glass), but the bad part is that anyone walking by can see all the way into our house!
So it’s clearly time to do something about this whole front yard and front entry situation! We have big plans to get some landscaping done out front, replace the front door, insulate the entryway room, and really turn it into a functional mudroom/entryway for the house. So stay tuned; I’ll share the progress with you as we make it!