An entrance sets the tone for the garden and house, it invites people up to the house. It is the first thing your guests see and it is also the first thing you see when you come home. Making it a statement piece with planting or a sculpture or water feature is pleasing. Having a place to sit near the front is important, if you are waiting for someone to pick you up or if you have a moment to read the paper it is nice to add this as a design element.