Number one rule: Cleanliness
Weather giving your house a full pressure wash or simply cleaning the door, the steps and/or the walkway, having a clean front entrance speaks volumes about you and your home.
Three years ago, my steps used to look like the ones in the left picture below, I gave them a really good wash and since then I haven't touched them. You can check on how they were treated to remove dirt and rust from concrete right HERE.
2. PAINT THE FRONT DOOR
Nothing like a fresh coat of paint to create a welcoming entryway into your house, but don't stop at the door, paint the shutters and also the porch railings if they are showing the passing of time like mine did.
Here you can see the difference from a rusted to a shiny metal railing.
3. UPDATE OR REPLACE OLD HARDWARE
Simple details like replacing dated fixtures or perhaps by giving them a coat of paint will provide a more cohesive look.
I'm changing the color of the numbers on my house. I think black will be a more appropriate color for them.
4. BRING ACCENT PIECES TO THE FRONT PORCH
A pair of planters flanking the door, a welcoming mat and perhaps some other decorative accents will give your home that happy go lucky appeal.
5. KEEP ALL GREEN TRIMMED
Yes, by green I mean, the grass, the bushes and even the trees you might have. Cut the grass regularly and I think is always a great idea to give it a good sharp edge.
6. PLANT FLOWERS
Plant some annual flowers to add a quick vibrant color to your yard.
7. INSTALL OUTDOOR LIGHTING
8. HANG A WREATH on your front door
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!