A front porch is often overlooked when it comes to home renovations or touch-ups. This may be due to a front porch not being quite as exciting as other places in the home, but it is important as it can be the first impression people form when seeing or visiting your home. If your front porch needs a bit of work and looks rundown and unkempt, visitors may form a negative opinion before ever setting a foot inside. If it’s clean and welcoming, they’re sure to feel a bit differently.
Taking the time to spruce up your front porch can be a powerful mood-changer and enhance the value of your home. However, many homeowners don’t prioritize this area, aside from the occasional festive lighting around the holidays. This is too bad because, with a little effort, your front porch could be just as comfortable and inviting as your backyard.
For example, a simple styling tip is to clear the clutter and put out a few chairs. You’ll create a tidy look while also providing visitors with a place to stop and chat for a few moments. Other ideas are just as easy to implement, such as adding a container garden or hanging some string lights. Of course, a good pressure-washing and a fresh coat of paint also can greatly impact how people perceive your facade. See the accompanying checklist for these and many other tips you can use.