3. December 2013 10:49
A man and woman walk in the front door to a model home.
What do they see?
Most men will focus on a singular, long focal point (such as a wall of windows at the back of the great room.) Most women will see much more, with women's heightened peripheral vision. From the flooring to the ceiling details, colors, textures and other amenities, she takes it all in.
As a general rule, for men think "spotlight". For women, think "floodlight".
The view from the front entry foyer sets expectations for the entire home. That's why so much emphasis is placed upon creating interesting entry views.
Take, for example, Design Basics' Kenneth plan. Though just 2351 square feet in size, the home presents a spacious entry foyer leading to a stunning see-thru stone fireplace and great room with cathedral ceiling and dramatic windows!
Upon entry, your home can visually say it is something truly special!
View Kenneth home plan.