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Ask Christine- Does Your Front Porch Need Curb Appeal?

Give Your Front Porch Some Curb Appeal!

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 _0001_Christine_TombolilloHeadshotyour home’s exterior a fresh look.  Our licensed NYS real estate salesperson, Christine Tombolillo has few simple ways to spruce up your front porch without taking a bite out of your wallet!

 

Dress Up That Concrete Porch

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.

 

Final Touches

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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.