|A porch is always an added attraction.|
That’s where we went as soon as school was over, until the day before school started. I loved it.
Does your home for sale have a porch? If so, lucky you!
|Centsational Girl recently created this colorful patio for a friend and blogged about it .|
Or a porch can telegraph buyers that once they buy your home, they’ll have a special place where they can enjoy private time to relax and unwind – everyone’s dream!
|A shade like this creates some privacy. Coastal Living.|
Position seats so they face the view, because it is not uncommon for Realtors and clients to take a seat and look around, even to linger and discuss the home.
You can install shutters, blinds, draperies, or add large potted palms. Even if the entire view isn’t totally obscured, you can still make it easy to forget what’s there.
|Porch seating takes many forms -- chaise lounges, rockers, stools, |
benches, or an old fashioned, cushioned swing like this. Photo: BHG.
Make sure there is room to maneuver around them.
Face them towards each other or clustered around a table, not in a line as though on display in a furniture store.
Cushions and pillows are the easy way to add comfort and color to your porch. If your porch is protected, or you live where it doesn’t rain all summer, you have all kinds of fabric choices. The rest of us need quick-dry, outdoor fabrics that lessen the likelihood that a buyer will sit down and then leave with a wet bottom and sour mood.
|A tiny balcony is a staging opportunity. Simply use small furniture.|
Because potted plants, all-weather carpeting, paint, fabric, and outdoor furniture are available economically everywhere, you’ve no excuse to not maximize your porch’s potential.
Top photo: BH&G
Balcony photo: Decorating Your Small Space