Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Build a Porch to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

A nicely designed landscaping can add significant resale value to a home—and helping to raise this value further is a beautifully constructed porch. If you want to build a porch in your yard, there are things you should always remember.

Clear the Way

The path from the street leading to your front porch must be cleared. Some homeowners make the mistake of cluttering their yard with leafy barriers and garden accessories to the point that the pathway to the front door gets hidden. You can use hardscape techniques like putting up fences along the pathway, installing decorative outdoor pillars, or just paving over the path.


It’s an unspoken rule that every good front porch should always have some form of seating option, even if it’s just a couple of garden chairs propped lazily between the interior and exterior of your home. Make sure that you have enough for more than just one person, though, as you may have some guests or friends over. What you project outside on your porch tends to reflect what others might find in the rest of your home.

Between Nature and Concrete

Offer a transition point between the plants in your garden yard and the hardscape of your front porch, and not just have them suddenly take each other’s place. Incorporate some vegetation on your porch, preferably some potted plants or beautiful flowers. Hiring professional porch builders can ease the job of choosing plants for your garden.

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