Add Curb Appeal by Enhancing Your Porch

by Lauren Busser, Direct from the Designers™’ Editorial Director

We are celebrating National Curb Appeal Month and there is no better way to increase your home’s curb appeal than by designing a spectacular front porch. Here are a few tips to make your porch and entryway really stand out.

The Classic-Craft® American Style Collection™ from Therma-Tru® has the look of wood with all the strength and durability of fiberglass.

Therma-Tru Classic-Craft Oak Colletion

Select a Beautiful Front Door

It is one of the first things that guests see when they are entering your home, so you want to make sure that your entry door is durable as well as a statement. Therma-Tru® offers a wide selection of fiberglass and steel entry doors that will stand the test of time and deliver on curb appeal. Whether you like the look of wood in one of the Classic-Craft® Collections or you prefer something a little more modern like Pulse, be sure to find a door that fits your personal style and complements your home’s exterior.

Columns add a touch of sophistication to any home's curb appeal. Take a look at these columns from Fypon's® Stone and Timber Collection.

Fypon Stone and Timber Collection Columns

Add Beautiful Columns

Beautiful columns are another way to add curb appeal to your front porch. We love Fypon® columns because they come in a variety of styles, but if you want a quick DIY project, our favorite products are the PVC Column Wraps, which encase existing supports.

A PVC Column Wrap is a two-piece system that is so simple to install that it only takes about fifteen minutes. The benefit of the wrap system is that it lets you add the sophistication of traditional columns to your home near the end of your building process, or cover an existing column that needs updating. Due to its clever design, should the inner structural post eventually develop a twist, the wrap will not.

The Fypon® QuickRail™ System is a great way to enhance your home’s curb appeal with a strong and sturdy railing. This beautiful railing system is easy to install and will resist rot, insects, and warping.

Fypon QuickRail System

Add Stunning Columns and Railings

Add a decorative railing for a pulled together, finished look. The polyurethane products from Fypon® offer countless exterior decorating options that will resist rot, mildew, insects, warping, and splintering.

The QuickRail™ System is a great solution for your railing needs because it comes as a kit ready for either straight or stair applications. It is also virtually maintenance-free with its tough PVC construction and a white or tan UV protected finish that will never fade or need painting.

House Plan 3364 has a spectacular entryway flanked by two wall lights that illuminate the front door.

Beautiful Craftsman Cottage House Plan 3364

Accent with Lighting

If you plan to spend evenings on your front porch, you will definitely need to light up your space with some beautiful fixtures.

Beautifully designed light fixtures provide more than just simple illumination; they also accent the details of your home. Adding lights near your door will show off your entryway and pick up its colors and features, while landscape lighting in surrounding flowerbeds will show off your plants and annual flowers.

Your home’s entryway and front porch not only add to the curb appeal of your new home but will also make a great first impression on your guests. And done right, your front porch can be a great gathering space for your family and friends. So as you celebrate National Curb Appeal Month, consider the ways you can spruce up your front porch.

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