Facade, The First Impression
The front of the home sets the tone for the rest of the spaces inside. Thinking about whether to have exterior stairs on the front as a statement or keeping the house softer by bringing the stairs inside are the first thing to consider when beginning the design. On home sites that have less depth it is key to remember that setbacks start with any vertical structure (stairs, columns, etc.), not just the exterior walls. Having the right entry door that is proportional to the home and has the right character gives each home a unique look and feel.