With the walls painted deep red, the foyer now greets guests warmly. A (dirt-catching) striped woven cotton rug draws visitors into the house. A narrow farmhouse-style bench encourages kids to sit down and take off their shoes. Footwear and backpacks can be stashed in four wicker baskets in the new console. The new, larger mirror reflects the sunlight that pours in through the now-curtainless window and makes the room seem larger.