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2019-08-07 10:13:14
A Beautiful Porch Will Sell Your Champaign - Urbana Home Faster

There are a lot of beautiful homes in Champaign - Urbana for sale. So when you sell your home, you need to make sure it stands out from all the competition. Your porch will be one of first things that potential buyers will see, so you want to make sure it welcomes them to their new home. Having an inviting porch is an important part of staging your home so that it sell more quickly. Here's a few ideas that will help your porch stand out and welcome guests and home buyers alike.

1. Plants in the Foreground

You can lead your guests right to your porch with plants and flowers that follow the path to your front door. Pretty flowers can really make a big difference in curb appeal. And for those sitting on the porch, it's also a relaxing scene to look at.

2. A Doormat

This step involves nothing more than replacing that tired old doormat. For a more custom affect, try layering a traditional coir doormat atop a larger striped outdoor rug.

3. A Pair of Chairs

If there's room for it, having two chairs instead of one is more welcoming, as it paints the scene of family and friends spending time on the porch together. Some photos may show a chair on each side of a porch, but that doesn't make sense in real life, unless you want to shout back and forth across the porch. Put them together.

4. Thoughtful Color Coordination

Use the color of your front door or trim as a starting point for choosing a color scheme for your porch. You can then repeat that same hue in the accents, like pillows, cushions, door mat, and flower pots.

5. A Fan

Fans are a great way to deal with the bugs and warm weather, and as such make a great investment. A ceiling fan installed by a professional is an ideal choice, but you could also use a standing or tabletop fan as well.

6. Outdoor Curtains

If your porch is lacking in shade, you can add a set of outdoor curtains to diffuse the sun. You can open and close them as needed, just like indoor curtains. If you choose a color other than white, make sure it's a fade resistant fabric to make sure the colors stay vibrant.

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