Budget-Minded Porch Projects

by Nile Morin 06/09/2019

Improving your home’s curb appeal does not always need an expensive outlay or hiring a contractor. Highlighting and enhancing your home’s best architectural details with a few added features can garner that second look you want. Here is a quick rundown of some inexpensive upgrades to make your porch one of those standout features buyers look for in a home.

Hang a porch swing

Nothing says friendly neighborhood like a swing on your front porch. Installing a cozy swing gives you a place to relax and enjoy the view, chat with neighbors, and sip some lemonade on a hot summer’s day. Porch swings come in designs to fit any décor from traditional to modern. If your porch is large enough, look for a swinging porch bed or group swing so several people can socialize there at one time. Look for new swings at hardware and DIY stores or opt for an antique or farmhouse style from your local flea market. Paint your swing a cheery, glossy color to brighten up the outside or add a colorful cushion.

Set up a reading area

If you cannot hang a swing, consider setting up charming outdoor furniture as a place for children to read and while away a spring day. Benches, old church pews, or rush-seat wooden chairs painted to match add a delightful and cozy aspect to your front outdoor living space. Add a small side table for those early morning coffee cups and a potted plant to enhance the area.

Install Porch Curtains

An on-trend idea to add privacy and drama to your porch is to add outdoor drapes. These heavy-duty, sun-resistant curtains come in solids, bold stripes, floral, and other geometric patterns. Choose ones that complement your home’s colors and draw attention to the extended living space a front porch provides. Use them to block the sun or wind on any given day. Purchase only UV-protected fabrics with heavy-duty grommets that withstand the sun, wind, and rain. Install tie-backs to keep the curtains from blowing and catching on bushes or trees planted near the porch when the curtains are not in use. Your porch curtains can block the bright sun from heating your home on the hottest days of summer too.

Your porch is an integral part of your home’s appeal. Talk to your real estate professional about other ways to highlight its charms when preparing your home to show.

About the Author
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Nile Morin

Service

Nile Morin is a dedicated, passionate, and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction before all else. His attention to detail, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and his pure determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. Nile understands the power of creative, well-organized and highly effective marketing and offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers.

A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation. Nile knows that it is not only important to secure the most able buyer, but also the one that is most likely to close the deal. When so much is at stake, Nile is the one you want to represent you. His fair yet aggressive negotiating style and protectiveness of his clients’ best interests and ultimately, their assets, has gained his respect with colleagues and clients alike. Nile knows that every transaction represents the most important purchase or sale a person can make, and he takes every precaution to ensure that communication is impeccable with all parties involved from beginning to end. Whether it’s patiently guiding first time buyers through this exciting process or following through with clients’ needs long after the transaction is over, Nile’s warm, caring yet efficient business style will turn you, too, into a client for life.

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Nile grew up in Cape Cod and therefore has a deep appreciation for the Cape's way of life. He owned a successful landscape construction company for almost ten years. Like many Realtors in Cape Cod, Nile’s professional background is rooted in the business industry where he learned to adapt to many different people and situations quickly and competitively. His insight gained from years of involvement in bringing all components of a business transaction together smoothly has granted him a unique perspective on and approach to the real estate industry. His enthusiasm and tenacity has allowed him to emerge as one of Cape Cod's finest Realtors. In his first year alone, Realty Executives awarded him the honor of Top Producer Rookie of the Year for all of New England.

For Nile's first five years in Real Estate, he joined forces with a family member who had been the Top Rated Realtor for many years past. Within the first year, their team became #1#1 throughout all of Cape Cod. After 5 years of disciplined integration into Cape Cod's Real Estate market, the opportunity for Nile to start his own realty office arose, which would later become Oceanside Realty Group. Within his first year of departure from the team, Nile ranked within the Top Ten of 2,500 Independent Agents on all of Cape Cod, and has consecutively maintained that prestigious statistic through perseverance of the troubled market and his dedicated and determined work ethic.