A magical front porch that won't make your money disappear.
Friday, August 24, 2018
From creative touch-up painting and stylish yet affordable furniture ideas to easy, colorful porch decorations and new door hardware, here are ten ways to turn your front porch into something pretty special.
Ted Roberts, the Style and Design Chief at Allegion, is fond of saying that [your front porch] is the “ultimate first impression.” So we’ve scoured Pinterest for DIY ideas that can help make that first impression a great one. We are delighted to present this magical list of 10 simple, DIY tips for transforming your front porch that, all together, would only cost between $500 - $1,000, total. Abracadabra!
From creative touch-up painting and stylish yet affordable furniture ideas to easy, colorful porch decorations and new door hardware, here are ten ways to turn your front porch into something pretty special. For a lot less than you think.
1. Think color
From a quick touchup of trim and little details to repainting your front door or bringing some patterned color to those wooden floors, there’s a lot you can do with a quart or two of indoor/outdoor paint. Around $20 a quart.
An outdoor ceiling fan is a classic fixture that will also help you beat the heat. It can add comfort, style and enhance curb appeal – all for less than $200.
Provide a personal greeting with the quintessential welcome mat. Explore, express your unique sense of style, personalize your space and help make your guests feel at home. Between $10 and $50.
5. Have A Seat
Wicker chairs and accent tables. The classic rocking chair. The timeless porch swing. Invite folks to come sit a spell and enjoy some hospitality. Spend a little on seating. Spend a little more time together.
Colorful, easy-to-maintain potted plants are a quick and convenient way to transform your front porch in an instant. For around $50, you’re covered for the season in beautiful, fragrant flora.
Brighten your porch with hanging fixtures, string lights, lanterns and more. There’s nothing quite like the warm, welcoming glow of a porch light on a summer night. And it can be yours for less than $100.
Look around, from your pantry and your basement to your closet or your garage, and uncover little touches that can liven up your front porch. A wooden bowl of lemons or a rose floating in a water goblet are free yet priceless.
When was the last time you replaced your mailbox? Your house numbers? Your door knocker? It’s amazing how many simple style additions you can make. And for less than $50. Presto, change-o!
10. Something Up Your Sleeve
Don’t forget those little landscaping touches. Increase your curb appeal with path lighting, easy-to-care-for perennials, simple lawn ornamentation, a bird feeder or bird bath. Small investments can bring a big return.