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3 Porch Projects to Complete This Winter

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3 Porch Projects to Complete This Winter


February 22, 2022
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No matter the time of year, homeowners can take advantage of their outdoor spaces with the right planning and tools. Below are three porch projects homeowners can take on this winter as temperatures start to warm.
 
1. Give the front door a facelift
 
Upgrading the front door is an easy way to instantly boost a home’s curb appeal and overall look. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for chipping paint or a door color that’s a bit lackluster. Rich colors like mustard yellow or brick red can make a home stand out in a tasteful, festive way. A decorative trim can also spruce up the look without needing to install a brand new door. 
 
For those who haven’t upgraded their door’s hardware in a while, now is the perfect opportunity. Today’s smart locks are easy to install with just a screwdriver and come in a variety of finishes to complement any style. Along with improving home security, smart locks add cold-weather convenience. Homeowners can give guests a unique access code so they aren’t standing in the cold if they aren’t home yet. They can also unlock the door remotely from their phone before they even step out of the car into the wind and snow.
 
2. Create a cozy seating area 
 
If there’s one takeaway about outdoor spaces from the last year and a half, it’s that you don’t have to retire them when it gets a little chilly out. Homeowners have grown to appreciate the versatility of their backyards and patios, no matter the season. Creating a warm, cozy seating area can help extend a patio’s life through colder months. 
 
Small touches like replacing patio furniture cushions or adding a new rug can make the space more inviting. Twinkle lights or flameless candles add a soft, inviting glow to nights on the patio. For added warmth, consider adding a patio heater to the mix. 
 
3. Have fun with seasonal decorations
 
After any renovation projects are complete, clients can put finishing touches on their front porches with seasonal decorations. For those who are low on time, opting for decor that can easily transition between seasons is the way to go. For example, a fall wreath can become a winter wreath—and then a spring wreath—just by switching out some floral elements. A chalkboard allows owners to add personalized messages to fit the season and welcome guests to their home. Swapping out doormats for each holiday is a simple, inviting touch. 
 
Homeowners looking to revamp their porches can read up on DIY decorating tips from experts like Schlage. With these ideas, they’ll be able to impress guests all winter—and all year round.

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