Refresh for Less
1. Add Cozy Seating
Add your own flare with contrasting cushions and pillows! Consider adding a side table – a perfect spot to rest your drink or favourite novel.
2. Brighten Up Your Front Porch with New Lighting
Light up the way for your guests with an upgrade to your outdoor light fixtures. From wall sconces to flush mount lighting, there are endless possibilities. There’s nothing worse than coming home to a dark door step, but you probably don’t want to keep your porch lights on all day. With the help of motion sensors, you can have your lights come on only when you need them.
Step into the 21st century with smart lights! These lights allow you to control your lights from an app on your phone and they also alert you if the motion sensor has gone off while you’re away. Some models of flood lights come with extra safety features (like a built-in camera)!
Tip: Make sure you purchase lights with a UL rating for damp or wet locations. Damp location UL ratings are ideal for covered porches, while wet location UL ratings are safe to use for uncovered areas.
3. Upgrade Your Front Door
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4. Upgrade Your Door Handles!
If you don’t want to upgrade your door, a cost-effective option is to simply upgrade your front door hardware. Available in sets or on their own, front door handles come in many finishes. Choose from brass, chrome, black, nickel, and more! An easy upgrade, door hardware is a simple DIY project perfect for Saturday afternoon.
5. Plant Shrubs
Tip: The best shrubs for newbie gardeners include Crimson Fire Loropetalum, Wintergem Boxwood, and Flirt Nandina.
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6. Update Your Patio Stones
Lead your guests to your home with style! Whether you want something functional or something more stylish, you can create a stunning pathway with a simple patio stone update. Choose traditional red brick or go with a more modern look with contrasting dark and light stone. To accent your walkway, add pavers along the sides as a border for a simple but elegant look.
If you want something unique, extend the front porch out to your yard! Add patio pavers to the grass as solid foundation for items like patio benches, fountains, ponds, and more!
7. Add Potted Plants!
Add some greenery to your front porch with the addition of planters! Take advantage of all that space near your front window and door. Adding hanging planters or window boxes will make your front porch fragrant and beautiful. Have fun with colours! From a peppy turquoise to a demure brass, there are a lot of options to choose from.
Starting a container garden is super simple, just make sure you have potting soil and you’re good to go! Pack your container with foliage, bright flowers, or fresh herbs!
For more tips check out our Planter Buying Guide
8. Refresh Your Driveway
It’s important to upkeep your driveway by regularly cleaning the surface with a brush or driveway spot cleaner and fill any cracks as soon as they appear.
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9. Paint Your Mailbox or Bench
Get creative and make your own stencils and add different shapes or your family name!
10. Add Decor Pieces to Your Front Door
Wreaths are not just for the holidays! Decorate your front door with a beautiful decor piece all year round. You can add an elegant door knocker or seasonal wreaths to your front door. A simple and cost-effective way to amp up the aesthetic of your front door, these additions will make a noticeable impact on the look of your home’s entryway.
Discover all the possibilities of outdoor lights! From string lights to landscaping lighting, learn which works best in all areas of your outdoor living space.
Discover the ultimate staycation retreat this summer: your backyard! These upgrades will inspire you to spend more time relaxing in your back patio.