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Make Your Front Porch Summer Ready

Make Your Front Porch Summer Ready

Make Your Front Porch Summer Ready

When I was growing up in Texas, almost every Summer my family would drive to Utah to visit my relatives.  Anytime we went to my grandparents’ house, my grandmother would be out on the front porch wearing a dress, an apron, and sweeping.  It seemed like she was always sweeping her front porch.  It wasn’t until I had my own home that I realized how much front porches collect dirt, grass, and leaves. Now I’m constantly sweeping my porch off to make it more presentable as well.  Since warm weather has finally arrived, I’m going to share some tips on how to make your front porch Summer ready.

Aesthetics

Depending on how much room you have on your front porch, it’s always nice to have seating–a couple of chairs or a bench.  This creates the starting point for your porch.  Once you have seating (even one chair will work), add some colorful pillows.  My pillows happen to be patriotic for the Summer, but you can use any color combination you want.  Next, add some planters with flowers.  Not only are flowers beautiful to look at, but they also make porches look so inviting.  Finally, hang the American flag from your porch.  Nothing is more Americana than flying the flag in the Summer. This year our color palette happened to be red, white, and blue, but it changes from year to year.  Just pick something you like and go for it!

Maintenance

Finally, after making your porch pretty and inviting, make sure you keep it clean and presentable.  Your front porch is the first impression people have of your home.  Make sure it’s a good one!  I’ve already mentioned keeping the porch swept off, which is very important.  I also have to dust in addition to sweeping.  Since our mailbox hangs right next to our front door, I have to dust it to keep it looking good.  Just remember the little things add up to one big impression of your home.

Happy Summer Days are ahead!

Previous Blog Posts

If you’d like to read some of my previous Summer blog posts, you can click here, here, and here.

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