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Are you looking for inspiration to enhance the curb appeal of your property? Look no further than this stunning portico makeover reveal! A portico is a fantastic way to add both style and functionality to a homes entrance, and this particular transformation demonstrates just how impactful it can be.
Our overall goal was to add curb appeal to our home and make it visually appealing.
A portico is a covered entranceway to a home that is supported by columns or pillars, typically found at the front of a structure.
What are the benefits of a portico?
- Enhances curb appeal and adds to the property’s value.
- Provides protection from the elements, keeping visitors and the property dry and sheltered.
- Offers a welcoming entrance and creates an inviting atmosphere.
- Can be a functional space for package deliveries or outdoor seating.
- Helps to prolong the lifespan of the property’s exterior and reduce maintenance costs.
Below you will see our portico lacked design.
Consider consider removing an old portico and building a new one if the existing structure is outdated, damaged, or does not align with the desired design aesthetic or functionality.
For us, the existing portico was dated and lacked visual appeal so we removed it and built a new one.
Our portico now provides an inviting entrance, protection from the weather as well as durability and low maintenance to the structure. The columns add elegance and sophistication to the design while the Trex decking provides a long-lasting, low-maintenance solution that is resistant to rot, insects, and other outdoor elements.
RELATED: See how we installed the decking and portico frame
Decorating a portico for fall can be a fun and festive way to welcome the changing season, using warm colors, natural elements like pumpkins, mums, and leaves, and cozy accents like lanterns and blankets to create an inviting atmosphere.
We added new house numbers and solar flood lights.
We added new planters as well on either side of the step. Giant flowering mums added the final “wow” factor that this portico needed. I love that the planters are versatile and will be perfect for the changing seasons. I picked up the white garden stool from Homegoods for a summer project but it was also perfect for this display. Adding height to your plants will help add visual appeal. Looks kind of cute right?
A much needed improvement right?
Two things I must have, my phone and Dunkin Donuts ice coffee. DD coffee is my weakness. My grandfather and I always head to DD to get coffee together. He loves it too!
We still need to do some landscaping around the portico and front walkway but that will come later on next year. Be sure to check out our painted bench tutorial as shown below. The bench is from HomeGoods and I decided to paint it red to give it new life. I think it will be perfect for Christmas too. Sometimes I find things that I love but they are the wrong color. Don’t be afraid to spray paint it if you truly love it. It’s an inexpensive way to re-use what you have ;).
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Building a portico was probably one of the best investments we made to boost our curb appeal. The next step is to add shutters. It’s amazing how this larger structure, new decor, substantial planters and solar ground lighting have dramatically increased the architectural detail and changed the look completely of the front of our home.
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