Take advantage of the stunning Southern California weather by creating a comfortable outdoor living area on your front porch! Freshening up this area of your Whittier Area home adds another spot for you and your family to gather and creates a welcoming first impression to all of your guests. Consider these design features to give your front porch a fresh update this spring.

 

Greenery: There are numerous ways to use plants as a great design element for your front porch. First, draw the eye up to the front porch through the placement of colorful plants throughout your landscaping. Second, add potted plants to the porch itself. For these pots, choose plants that will last throughout most of the year. Finally, add window boxes or a vase or two of seasonal plants that you can change throughout the year for added interest.

Doormat: Add a great patterned and/or textured doormat to the front door for guests to wipe their feet and to tie all the design elements of the porch together.

Seating: Create the perfect, intimate conversation area on the porch by adding two chairs or an old-fashioned porch swing.

Small Table: While you and your family enjoy time on your front porch in your new seating area, you will need somewhere to place your drinks or books. Place a small table alongside the chairs or use an outdoor coffee table.

Curtains: For an added sense of privacy and to keep that California sun from constantly beating down on you, hang up some fade-resistant outdoor curtains that you can pull open and close as you desire.

Fan: Beat the heat by installing a ceiling fan (hire an electrician!) or adding a tabletop fan.

Lighting: Make sure the space is always well lit. This will allow you to utilize the space regardless of the time of day and will add a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests as they arrive.

Color: For all of these design features, consider your color palate. Make sure to coordinate it with either your front door or your home's trim to tie it all together. All design features that you add should be color coordinated.

 

 


Freshening up your front porch is also a great way to update your curb appeal when Selling your home! Contact The Domis Team today by calling (562) 884-5373 or visiting http://www.whittierhomes.com/ to help you sell your Whittier area home!