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Front Porch Curb Appeal from Ordinary to Awesome

How to add punch to your Front Porch Curb Appeal

To improve your front porch curb appeal focus on a design that enhances the best features of your home. Some things to consider are that columns and posts serve a dual purpose.  They provide necessary vertical support to the roof while also serving as a stylish architectural element. Refreshing the look of the columns on your porch can change the overall appearance of your home making it stand out from the rest of the houses on your street.

Before starting this type of project, it is wise to take some time to think about what kind of size, shape, and material that will make the biggest impact to your home.


Consider the size of your front porch space and be sure to choose columns with similar scale. Over-sized columns work nicely on larger porches but will only consume valuable space on a smaller porch, leaving you feeling cramped. You can achieve the same grand feeling on a small porch by choosing more proportionate columns.


Columns come in a wide variety of shapes that give you the opportunity to bring out the intrinsic style of your home. Are you the proud owner of an elegant Victorian home? Shop for posts with a more delicate, ornate shape to accent your grand old lady. Is your home more of a Craftsman style? You’ll be drawn to a simpler, sturdier shape like a thick, square column.


Most porch posts are built from wood or composite materials. Wood columns are less expensive, but require regular maintenance, such as caulking and painting, to keep them looking good. Composite materials may cost more initially but are virtually maintenance-free. Composites are also more durable which means they’ll last longer.

Ready to improve your Front Porch Curb Appeal?

When you are interested in improving your front porch curb appeal or any other home improvement project we’d like to help. We offer experience and expertise in a wide variety of projects, from exterior repairs to room additions and remodeled bathrooms to remodeled kitchens.

Call us for a free quote today at 910-426-1800.


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