7 Porch Upgrades That Can Boost Home Value



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Whether small, big or full-on wraparound, the porch is a great place to start when it comes to giving your house a little facelift. Just a bit of polish can really boost your curb appeal – and your property’s value.

What’s better is that you don’t have to be a DIY expert to make many of the most effective upgrades. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Mount porch sconces.

Outdoor sconces are classy, and they’re pretty easy to install. A pair flanking your door will add a lot of pop for pennies.

2. Add a new coat of paint.

Touching up the moldings, sills and railings of your porch with a bit of paint is a quick way to spruce it up without spending too much money.

3. Hang a porch swing.

What better way to enjoy a porch than with a porch swing? There’s no comfier place to sip iced tea, and they’re easy enough to hang with help from a friend.

4. Install an outdoor ceiling fan.

Outdoor ceiling fans are a bit of a luxury, maybe, but they’re also very handy on hot days and might just be the perk your porch needs.

5. Upgrade your door and/or door hardware.

If you think a new door is a tall order, you can always update the hardware to give your old door a fresh look. A shiny new handle, knocker and or kick plate can really make your entryway sparkle.

6. Add some plant life.

Hanging planters or installing box planters – or both – is an easy way to liven up your porch. Choose hardy plants for an even more carefree design.

7. Pressure Wash & Reseal

Wood, concrete or otherwise, your porch will need a deep cleaning from time to time, and a power wash can add years to its life with the removal of dirt and mold.

No pressure washer? No problem. Your porch will start looking better with just a little picking up, but if you're looking for a more advanced upgrade you can always find help at Porch.com.

The "Yacht Club" from Trex Outdoor Furniture is made in the USA of durable high-density material and comes in six different color options. 

This outdoor sconce by Kichler Lighting features a distressed bronze finish in the Mission style. 

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