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Top Tips for Updating Your Porch

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Having a porch attached to your home has many benefits. It not only gives you extra room to store your accessories, but it also gives you a place to keep your shoes and any outdoor clothing in – instead of cluttering the inside of your home. Often a porch will add value to your home as well as extra home security – Mul T Lock MT5  are great for high-security locks.

With all the benefits a porch offers, the main downside is they often get cluttered and not very appealing. For this reason, you want to make sure you stay on top of things, regularly cleaning and spending time looking after it. Below we look into three ways to make your porch look more appealing. 


When it comes to making your porch visually appealing, accessorizing it is key. Purchase some items that you can display that add another dimension to the room. Plants are great for adding color as well as being very affordable. Candle gift sets mean you can rotate the candles within the room and have your porch smell nice. You could look for some accessories like crystals or china that mean something to you and display them on your porch. When putting items on your porch side, be wary of their value as you don’t want someone seeing them and taking them. 

Make the most of your walls

The walls of your porch are another area that you can work with to update your porch. Photos and artwork can be hung in order to break up large gaps as well as add some personality. If you want to make the room look bigger, a mirror can be installed – a mirror also adds light as it reflects. Ensure the paintwork is in good condition and if required add a lick of paint to bring it back to as good as new. If you are repainting, this could give you the opportunity to change the color of the walls. Painting is an easy DIY project that you can do yourself and it’s affordable. 

Consider your lighting

Lighting has a big impact on how a room looks, whether that’s your porch, living room, bedroom or kitchen. You can use lamps to light up dark areas of a room as well as install new ceiling lights to add a new feel to the room. The color of your lights can have an impact and with new smart lights, you can save money on the costs of running them. There are many different lighting options available, so make sure you do some research on the best options for your porch. It’s always worth speaking to friends or family members to see what option they opted for. 

Have you recently updated your porch? What changes did you make to your porch to update it? Which of the above suggestions did you find most useful? Is there anything you would like to share that will benefit our readers? Let us know in the comment box below. We would love to hear from you. 

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