5 Porch Updates to Increase Your Home’s Value
With a few affordable updates, create a welcoming front porch that draws buyers to come inside. Small changes to the design and care of your home will differentiate it from competing listings lacking curb appeal. These simple and cost-effective updates can help increase your return on the sale of your home.
Paint the front door or replace it with one that adds character to the home. Midnight blue, cheerful orange, and Miami blue are popular colors in 2019, while fire hydrant red or a glossy black are considered timeless.
Replace and update hardware. The front porch is a focal point of your home and value can be found in revamping minor features like handles and kickplates. These accents are low-cost, easy to replace, and make a big difference in making your home look well-tended.
Update light fixtures to modernize the home and light up the space. Popular fixture finishes include rubbed bronze, aged brass, matte black, and copper. Increased lighting is inviting, adds security, and wards off burglars, allowing buyers to subconsciously feel safer.
Tame your lawn. A lush, green lawn acts as a “red carpet” leading up to your front porch. An unruly patch of grass can overwhelm buyers and turn away visitors on Open House day, so keep it trimmed and tidy. Enhance the size of your yard by mowing a diagonal. To create this pattern, begin in the corner diagonally and walk toward the center. This will create elongated lines and appeals to buyers.
Optimize your space. If you have the space, add two chairs or a loveseat on the porch for an area to relax. An outdoor rug can tie it all together. Enhancing the front porch space will make the home appear larger and help buyers see added value.