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IMNH: Foyer

Currently, we have a small 4'x 2' piece of linoleum that serves as our foyer. You are almost immediately greeted by the stair case and our living room. It's right there when you walk in our door. At one point, it's nice because it looks like a grand entrance because our ceilings are vaulted and things but in the same breath, you walk right into a room.

I want something like this...

... to be what my guests are greeted by. I want it to sort allow them to settle in before they are greeted by another room.

I want people to be able to take off their shoes, in something like this...

... I want them to be able to hang up their coat and then be welcomed by the rest of our house. I don't want them to just see it all in the first glance.

Just another something that I would love in my next home. It's just something that continues to annoy me about our current house. Don't get me wrong, I love our house, we've made it ours and we are going to stick it out there for a while longer. It's got some great features and we are lucky to be where we are, however, there are just some things that are lacking!

Here are some more options that I'm considering too...

On a similar note: My realtor friend has a listing for this house that is for sale. Not only does it have a laundry room with lockers for shoes, jackets and other misc. things but it has a grand entry way/foyer and a side load garage. She also said some very pleasing information that would allow for us to have our house purchased by the builder so that we wouldn't have that burden on our back. We (my husband and I) talked about it and we just aren't in the position to make this move yet. It's in a great area and it already is solving some of my needs for my next home, however it's a huge financial move and we just have to wait a bit longer to do this. Maybe it will still be around when we are looking for real.

Until then... wait for the other things I hope to gain in my next house.


Mrs. Dirnberger said…
Thanks for your prayers for the dog....she has been missing a week :( We are putting an add in the paper today
p.s.- I love all th space in the pictures above!!! We have no entry way at all either..its frustrating!
sassytimes said…
You seem like you have a vision of exactly what you want. You guys should look into designing your own home and then finding a custom builder. That way, you won't wish room A were a little more this or that. That is what we did and our house is just what we wanted. ;)
Anonymous said…
I like all of your pictures. We have a foyer but it's not that big. I might have to add a "grand foyer" to my list for our next house. My poor list keeps getting bigger and bigger. :) Alyson
sassytimes said…
Yep, that's our house. That is our kitchen with the clock on the wall. It's not anywhere near those pics above, but it's ours. ;)
jannypie said…
i COMPLETELY agree with you!

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