While new homes often feature an entry hall with vaulted ceilings and no shortage of storage space for coats and boots, older homes may lack a foyer entirely. In smaller houses, it's common for the front door to lead directly into the living room.
While this saves space, it's not always convenient — and it may leave you wishing for an area with more visual impact to welcome guests into your home.
Luckily, making a foyer in the living room isn't impossible. If you get creative, you can carve out a welcoming spot and some room to store your outerwear without taking up too much of your living space.
Weatherproof the Floor
One main advantage of a foyer is that its floor is typically tiled in ceramic or stone to keep you from tracking dirt…