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7 Porch Upgrades That Can Boost Home Value

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.</br></br>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:</br></br><strong>1. Mount porch sconces.</strong></br></br><a title="Outdoor Sconces" href="https://www.atgstores.com/lighting/outdoor-lighting/outdoor-sconces/" target="_blank">Outdoor sconces</a> are classy, and they’re pretty easy to install. A pair flanking your door will add a lot of pop for pennies.</br></br><strong>2. Add a new coat of paint.</strong></br></br>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.</br></br><strong>3. Hang a porch swing.</strong></br></br>What better way to enjoy a porch than with a porch swing? There’s no comfier place to sip iced tea, and they’re <a title="How to Hang a Porch Swing" href="https://www.atgstores.com/articles/how-to-hang-a-porch-swing_a2535.html" target="_blank">easy enough to hang with help from a friend</a>.</br></br><strong>4. Install an outdoor ceiling fan.</strong></br></br><a title="Outdoor Ceiling Fans" href="https://www.atgstores.com/lighting/fans/outdoor-ceiling-fans/" target="_blank">Outdoor ceiling fans</a> 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.</br></br><strong>5. Upgrade your door and/or door hardware.</strong></br></br>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.</br></br><strong>6. Add some plant life.</strong></br></br><a title="Hanging Planters" href="https://www.atgstores.com/outdoor/curb-appeal/planters/type/hanging/" target="_blank">Hanging planters</a> or installing box planters – or both – is an easy way to liven up your porch. Choose hardy plants for an even more carefree design.</br></br><strong>7. Pressure Wash &amp; Reseal</strong></br></br>Wood, concrete or otherwise, your <a title="Pressure Washers" href="https://www.atgstores.com/tools/outdoor-power-equipment/pressure-washers-accessories/pressure-washers/" target="_blank">porch will need a deep cleaning</a> from time to time, and a power wash can add years to its life with the removal of dirt and mold.</br></br>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 <a title="Porch.com " href="https://porch.com/" target="_blank">Porch.com</a>.
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