Timely Tips: Give Your Front Porch A Style Makeover

Whether you are looking to sell your home or just think it’s time for a new look to improve your curb appeal, giving your front porch a makeover is an easy and inexpensive way to give your home’s exterior a fresh look. Here are a few simple ways to spruce up your front porch without taking a bite out of your wallet!

Dress Up That Concrete Porch

If your home has a simple concrete porch, there are a number of great ways to give it a more refined appearance that won’t involve replacing it.

One option is using concrete paint. Available in many colors and textures, you can create the look of a more expensive stone porch at a fraction of the cost of replacing it. Paint also gives you the flexibility to flaunt your style and get really creative. You’re limited only by your imagination!

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Plants And Flowers

Adding plants and flowers to your front porch is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to add curb appeal to the exterior of your home. Choose plants that are appropriate to the light for your porch, and also choose plants in colors that complement the other colors in the exterior of your home. Select pots that accent the space, and consider quality hanging plants to add interest to windows.

Final Touches

One of the easiest ways to dress up your new porch is to choose interesting and complementary final touches. A new mailbox, a handmade or antique- looking street number sign, and a nice welcome mat can all make the space look more homey and finished. If you have the space, also consider adding a few chairs and a small table, or add the nostalgia of a porch swing.

My wife and I love the outdoor living space our front porch provides and you can find us there frequently when the weather is nice.  We dress up our porch with outdoor rugs and seasonal lights.  And be it Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day,  you can see that we never exclude the porch in our holiday decor either!

Creating curb appeal is of vital importance to making your home more appealing to potential buyers, and even if you are not selling your home, it is an easy way to give your home’s exterior a makeover without spending a fortune.

From our front stoop to yours ~ Happy Porch Sitt’n!

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About Kirk McCullen

Kirk is a realtor with RE/Max. His love of all things St. Louis makes him the perfect source to find your ideal home.
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