Get Your Front Porch Rocking-Chair Ready!

Before jumping into #demoday and starting on the front porch of your dreams, consider these questions:

  • What are your goals for the existing space?
  • How will you use the porch?
  • What do you expect from it?

With the hottest months in real estate approaching, curb appeal should come into consideration when planning a remodel. Today’s families are happily rediscovering the advantages of front porches. They provide opportunities for people to meet and connect with their neighbors, often developing meaningful relationships. These shared experiences tie neighborhood families together and help create a sense of community.

Simple Tips for Upgrading Your Existing Porch

  • Paint is the “easiest, biggest and cheapest” improvement you can make.
  • Invest in a beautiful outdoor area rug to cozy up your porch for those bare feet this summer.
  • Add outdoor curtains to soften the look of your porch.
  • Purchase outdoor furniture that represents your home’s style while maintaining comfort.

Paint and the correct use of color will bring your porch back to its former glory days. When choosing colors, we advise your choices reflect your taste, but you also want colors that fit with your home. Depending on the approach, you can make a statement by painting your door a contrasting color or add definition by painting stair risers.

Take advantage of online tools for color combinations and selection that the paint companies now offer, and make sure to choose a paint specifically formulated for porches and decks to withstand the wear and tear of bad weather.

Another important aspect of a remodeled front porch is that it enhances the curb appeal of the home and for potential buyers. Instead of the emphasis being on the home’s garage and the hurried lifestyle that often represents, a front porch evokes nostalgic thoughts of a slower-paced, friendlier time. A home appears more welcoming when a front porch is added on.

The furniture doesn’t only need to look stylish for the porch to feel inviting and beautiful. It also needs to be arranged properly. It might take a few tries before you’re happy with the arrangement, so don’t be impatient. Make sure you feel comfortable when sitting down in the chair or on the sofa and try to imagine yourself being a guest as well.

Is your front porch in need of a face lift? We can help. With over 40 years’ experience in home remodeling, Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling can help turn your front porch dreams into a reality. Contact us today to get started.

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