If you are looking to add some curb appeal to your Denver home, here are five budget-friendly ways to spruce up your front porch for under $500.
Architectural appeal- Make your front porch more appealing by adding trim pieces that are architecturally pleasing to look at. These pieces are available in weather-resistant wood or a low-maintenance synthetic (PVC or polyurethane) at many home improvement centers in the Denver area. The trim installs easily with basic tools and usually requires nails or screws. Adding decorative brackets where the support posts align with the ceiling will also dress up your porch. Adding shapely corbels under the eaves of your porch will add more architectural design.
Paint- Add some color to your porch by painting it. A good-quality exterior paint that is made especially for porch floors will cost you on average $30-$45. If your porch is already painted and it needs to be redone check to see if the old paint dates before 1978 and if so, be sure to remove it due to lead exposure before you apply a new coat.
Add a fan- if you enjoy spending time on your front porch, add a ceiling fan to help add a cooling breeze. When choosing a ceiling fan, choose one that is specially designed for the outdoors.
Privacy- if you want to add some privacy to your porch, add tall, louvered panels or shutters that will not only provide privacy, but allow for light to filter through and a breeze to flow. Prices, on average, start at $50 for a 12x64-inch shutter. The shutters should reach from floor to ceiling, or to just above the railing if you have one. If you want to add a little bit more privacy, install weather-resistant curtains. If you do not want to use shutters, lattice panels are also a good alternative.
Add a screen- Adding a screen to your porch will help get rid of those bugging pests that can ruin your time sitting outdoors. You can use your current porch railing as a frame to add screens to. If you do not have a porch railing you can build a frame using ¾-inch thick lumber that has been pressure-treated. Stretch the screen and then staple it into place.
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