Summer has officially arrived. Take some time out of your day to relax and enjoy an often overlooked part of the home – the porch! It’s probably easier (and cheaper) than you think to turn that extra outdoor space into one of your favorite areas of your home. Have some fun re purposing items you already have, or finding steals at a local flea market. Who can have a hard time relaxing after such a budget friendly porch makeover? Here are some ideas to effortlessly spruce up your porch this summer:
Visit your local flea market.
Keep an open mind when digging for treasures at local yard sales and flea markets. A shabby chair or table that you would normally consider imperfect can look chic in an outdoor entertainment area. You can also find great picture frames, lighting fixtures, and more for next to nothing. Happy thrifting!
Repurpose to your advantage.
Upcyling is not only an extremely cost-effective way of updating your living areas… it’s also fun! Spend a free weekend on some fun DIY projects for your porch. Repurpose an old stump into a plant stand, spray paint your wrought iron furniture a bold color, or upcycle an old ladder into an adorable rustic-themed plant stand. The possibilities are endless.
Bring the beach home.
Nothing says relaxation like a warm day at the beach. It’s easy to bring the beach vibes home with a few easy changes. Natural wood, sandy beige, and blue are great combinations to have outside your home if you want to channel the Hamptons.
We can help you find homes with beautiful outdoor space in Saint Clair Shores, Harrison Township, Grosse Pointe, and more! Please feel free to contact us and we will help you determine the path that is right for you.