Take a drive down any residential road in your town or city, and you’re bound to notice a neglected porch or two. Is your porch giving your home the best face it can have? Could your porch use a little spice? Here’s how to get the most out of your porch, whether it is only a few feet, or a covered area spanning the length of your home.

1. – Replace things when needed. New welcome mats, address numbers, doorknobs and deadbolts can breathe new life into your porch space. All of these experience significant wear-and-tear in only a short time, and replacing them when needed shows passers-by and potential home buyers that you live in a house that is well taken care of…Even down to the last detail.

2. – Don’t be afraid to paint. Often times, painted areas on a porch can be overlooked. If you are in the middle of a deck painting, then don’t hesitate to touch up your porch as a part of your project.

3. – Bring a little life onto your porch. Consider buying a few weather-hardy plants that could complement the color scheme of your home. Tasteful plant window boxes installed on the windows closest to your porch can make your porch appear much bigger than it is, and is an optical effect that will definitely work in your favor. Just be sure to pick plants that don’t run afoul of your home’s outdoor color scheme, and you’ll find that bringing a little plant life onto and around your porch is a very enjoyable investment.

4. – Lighting is not only important for looks, but for safety as well. Make sure that your porch light is always in working order, and be sure to choose quality bulbs that match the wattage of the outlet. Some homes have faulty porch wiring, and sometimes lack proper lighting. If you are in one of these homes, consider making a project out of it. Proper lighting will show off your porch at night in all the right places, and will be a welcome safety addition for your family and visitors.

Lowell, MA:

This Single-Family in Lowell, MA recently sold for $280,500.

This is a Bungalow style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.17 acres, and was sold by
Walt Fitzgerald and Alison Ludwig – ERA Key Realty Services

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Dracut, MA:

This Single-Family in Dracut, MA recently sold for $220,000.

This is a Colonial style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.19 acres, and was sold by
Walt Fitzgerald and Alison Ludwig – ERA Key Realty Services

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