Give Your Foyer an Elegant Makeover
Steve Watson and the Don't Sweat It crew help remake a foyer to give a home a more elegant entryway.
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Kia and Travis love their home, and they've worked hard to get it to a point they're happy with. However, some of the design choices of the former owners still remain, and they’re looking to make a few changes. The couple loves to entertain, but they've avoided it for over a year because they want their home to be as presentable as possible before inviting friends over.
Don't Sweat It host Steve Watson and his team arrive and, in this first project, enhance the home's "first impression," giving the foyer a whole new look with new wood flooring, a custom-welded banister and new front door. As part of the overall improvement, they also brighten things up with new wood trim.
Below is a summary of the basic steps, as well as a list of tools and materials used, as seen in this project.
A New Wood Floor
Materials and Tools:
36"x79" exterior door
cherry floating floor (200 sq. ft.)
newel posts (5)
post base hardware (5)
1138 Toffee Cream paint (3 gallons)
1135 Onyx White (1 gallons)
black hammered spray paint (2 cans)
lag bolts (20)
36" quarter-inch flat stock
air compressor and hoses
electric miter saw
metal miter saw
1. Begin by removing the old carpet and seeing what's underneath. Use a pry bar and hammer to pull off the base molding, then peel up the carpet-tack strips. The old railing can simply be unscrewed from its position and each individual section. Carefully remove the door casing and set it aside to be reapplied later. The existing front door should come out simply with the removal of a few screws and cutting away the caulk.
A sloped front yard is transformed with stucco retaining walls and an inviting brick patio.(5 photos)
A family room is updated with an eclectic travel theme.