The Ultimate Curb Appeal
Posted 25 September 2019 7:13 PM by Jase DeBoer
A front porch is the first impression of your home for neighbors, guests and, if you’re in the market for selling, potential home buyers. The porch space is the perfect opportunity to create an inviting environment. The possibilities are endless when it comes to ways to give your home a boost in curb appeal that will be sure to impress anyone who passes by.
Create a Statement
Don’t be afraid to go bold and create a statement with your front door. Your front door can easily represent your design style and personality. Some updates for a fresh look can include painting the door for a pop of color, incorporating seasonal wreaths for decoration or updating with a new door handle and hardware.
Don’t let your doormat be the only thing that says “welcome.” Greet guests with a stylish extension of your home - the front porch. The first step to having eye-catching curb appeal is modernizing your porch flooring. By choosing a classic color such as gray, brown or cream tones, you won’t have to worry about your porch looking outdated.
When the exterior of your home is monochromatic, use contrasting elements, textures and colors to liven up your exterior design. A splash of color goes a long way and is a simple yet appealing way to really make a statement, whether it’s by adding pillows to patio furniture, an outdoor rug, hanging plants or a crafty welcome sign. Other visually appealing options include different textures such as wood, brick or powder-coated aluminum balusters to add character.
Take a Seat
Outdoor living areas are an ideal way to make the exterior of your home inviting and enjoyable. Porch swings and traditional rocking chairs are classic options. Benches or bistro sets are another option to integrate seating into your outdoor space.
Planters are a very cost-effective way to provide a hint of elegance and sophistication to your home. With many different shapes and sizes to choose from you simply can't go wrong. Plus, the added greenery will create a rich and natural atmosphere, bringing the ultimate curb appeal.
Mums are a popular seasonal fall option, and for the spring or summer, bright vibrant-colored flowers are always a beautiful choice.
Remember your patio shouldn’t just appeal to bypassers or visitors in the daytime, it should exude curb appeal into the evening hours as well. Outdoor lighting options like solar post caps are an effortless addition to your porch railing posts. Low-voltage step lights are another option that provides added safety to your outdoor space while creating a beautiful visual nighttime display.
Try some or all of these six outdoor tips, and you'll be sure to boost the curb appeal of your home!