Here Are Some Easy Porch Updates to Enhance Your Curb Appeal
Front porches play a strong role in increasing curb appeal for homes!
Whether you have a smaller front stoop with space just for a chair and table or an expansive area that offers space for a dining table, there are strategies you can put in place to boost the beauty of your home’s curb appeal.
1. Replace Old Hardware
House numbers, the entry door lockset, a wall-mounted mailbox, and an overhead light fixture are all elements that can add style and interest to your home’s exterior curb appeal. If they’re out of date or dingy, your home may not be conveying the aesthetic you think it is. These elements add the most appeal when they function collectively, rather than as mix-and-match pieces. Oiled-bronze finishes suit traditional homes, while brushed nickel suits more contemporary ones.
2. Create Perfect Symmetry for a Welcoming Entryway
Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, but it’s also the simplest to arrange. Symmetrical compositions of light fixtures and front-door accents create welcoming entryways and boost curb appeal. This door is flanked by two sidelights. The lantern-style sconces not only safely guide visitors to the door, but also coordinate with the door hardware and urns.
3. Dress Up Your Porch with Seating
Welcome guests in with comfortable furniture on the porch that beckons visitors to pull up a chair and stay awhile. Rocking chairs that sway in the wind are often a calling card for visitors.
4. Understand Your Front Porch’s Limitations
Your front porch can work wonders to boost your curb appeal—but only if you help, too. Overgrown bushes will hide windows and make your porch and home seem foreboding. Peeling paint discourages passersby from feeling welcome. An empty area can make your home feel less warm and inviting. A little investment of time for maintenance and upkeep, as well as a few thoughtful resources for furniture and plants, can do wonders to make your front porch a key element in your home’s best curb appeal yet.
5. Identify the Front Door
An instant way to use your front porch to improve curb appeal is to offer a front door that’s easily identifiable. That may mean a distinctive paint or stain color, a chandelier overhead, or sconces on either side.
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