How much curb appeal does your house have?
Is your home warm and inviting? Or is it not all that remarkable?
It could be that your front porch has become tired and dated. If so, it may be time for a front porch makeover.
But what goes into such a thing? We’ve got eight suggestions for sprucing up the entrance to your home.
1. Add Gutters
This might sound like a weird suggestion.
At the level of pure practicality, gutters will prevent rain and water from gathering near your foundation and causing problems like flooding or erosion.
But from a design standpoint, houses that have gutters just have a more finished and polished look. They also provide the opportunity to add an accent color, which would frame your porch nicely.
Speaking of color…
2. Hit It with a Coat of Paint
What color is your front porch? Dirty beige? Nondescript grey?
It might not even be something you’ve considered. If you begin pondering a different hue for your front porch though, you begin to see the impact of color.
Maybe you’re not ready to plunge right in and start painting the walls and floors. That’s okay.
You can change the look of your front porch considerably by just starting with the trim, railings, shutters, and/or doors.
In fact, painting your front door in a bold color makes a statement. It gives your home a memorable stand-out element. For example, imagine French doors exterior in a shade of deep red.
From there, you may feel more inclined to add some of that color (or even another) to the shutters, trim, and railings.
On the other hand, if you’re quite content with the color, then just applying a fresh coat of paint will breathe new life into that dingy porch.
If you’re not exactly excited about handling all of this painting yourself, then consider hiring a professional. After all, it’s one thing to paint a room in your house that most people won’t see.
It’s another altogether to paint a part of your house that everyone will see.
3. Put in Some Greenery
Placing just a few large potted plants or trees on your front porch will completely change the feel.
But depending on how large your front porch is, you can increase your curb appeal even more by adding a small plant bed or container garden. Consider planting herbs and other edible plants to make it practical as well…
Continue reading and learn more about porch renovation on Daisy Linden’s blog.