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
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.
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.
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.
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.