Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA
I’ve been seeing those “lifestyle facelift” commercials and advertisements all over the place. While I intend on keeping my face intact, my front porch will be getting its own facelift! There are quick and inexpensive ways to update and transform the look of the front of your home.
An updated front porch will make your guests feel welcome and improve your home’s curb appeal. You are only a splash of color, a quick coat of paint, and a few simple accents away from a totally new look.
My favorite color update is adding flowers. Consider a pair of matching urns, a set of window boxes, or place a pot on each stair step. You can select by season, style of pot, pot size, color scheme, and even exposure (sun or shade). Select your flower combinations and use a potting soil like Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, which has fertilizer and water saver already in the mix.
Now that you have added some living color, consider repainting your front entrance! You can update your entire front door, the exterior trim, window frames or even the whole house. Don’t forget the fence and deck. BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint uses NANOGUARD technology and features an acrylic-based formula that resists mildew growth and UV damage. A one gallon can cover up to 250 square feet and dries to the touch in as little as 2 hours. Your little paint projects can create a big impact in just a few hours and last for seasons.
With all of these beautiful changes to the front porch you will want to spend even more time out there, so consider adding a porch swing, bench or additional seating. Here in the South, we love our rocking chairs. But when I lived up North, it was all about my Adirondack chairs. Don’t forget to update your cushions, pillows and other patio accessories. And visit us here for all of your patio furniture needs.
Find Eileen as “Designing Woman” on http://community.homedepot.com.