You’ve been busy giving your living room a new look, updating your bathrooms and you just installed a new kitchen. Now Spring is here and it is time to show off your renovations, but before guests enter your home to see all your hard work they have to pass through the often neglected front porch! If you’ve overlooked the outside of your home while you’ve been hyper-focused on the inside of the house then you’re like most people. But with warmer weather arriving, now’s the perfect time to give your house some curb appeal and fix up that front porch!
A thoughtfully designed front porch has benefits. Not only can you potentially add value to your home, but it increases your living space; the right front porch can be a cozy outdoor living room! No matter what type of outdoor space you’re working with, these tips will inspire you to spend more time al fresco!
No matter how small a space you’re working with, there is more than likely space for a table with 2-4 settings! This sets the stage for drinks with friends, intimate meals, or even a place to unwind while reading a book.
There are plenty of fire pit options you can buy, but if you’re feeling crafty then construct your own! Everyone loves to gather around a fire, especially when it’s chilly. A firepit also adds a wow factor which is great for impressing your friends!
Your outdoor paint takes a beating! Brighten up this outdoor space with a coat of fresh paint. This is the perfect opportunity to bring emphasis to the front porch by giving the area its own unique hue. Try a color that brings together the space with its surroundings.
A sturdy sofa or loveseat created especially for the outdoor space makes your front porch both inviting and comfy. When guests come over, some decorative throw pillows and blankets can really help amplify the atmosphere as well.