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How to Make Your Porch Stand Out

Your home’s porch is more than just shelter from the rain — it’s an entertainment spot, a place to enjoy the Memphis weather, and an inviting hub for your guests. Porches are truly an extension of your home, and should receive as much care and intentional decorating as your interior! If you’re looking to spruce up your home’s exterior with something that will impress the whole neighborhood, here are a few ideas on how you can make your porch stand out: 

  • Screen it in
  • Use a unique material
  • Elevate your landscaping
  • Add custom lighting


Screen It In

When it comes to your backyard, there’s nothing that creates a sophisticated yet cozy feel quite like a screened in porch. Whether you opt for a traditional screen or glass, enclosing your patio can create the perfect nook to entertain friends in — or, to have some peaceful, well-deserved alone time. Not only does this addition extend your living space and add value to your home, but it allows you to enjoy your outdoor view all year long — even during the peak of Memphis winter!

Looking to add even more pizzazz to your outdoor space? Read our blog and turn your backyard into your personal oasis!

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Use a Unique Material

If you’re creating your porch from scratch or are looking to resurface your existing one, consider using a unique material! While wood will give you a classic look, using a different construction material will add some extra curb appeal to your home, as well as provide benefits like weather and stain resistance. Some beautiful, alternative options you could use include:

  • Granite
  • Tile

Or, if your porch has multiple sections/levels or stairs, consider using multiple materials! Mixing natural stone with tile, concrete, or brickis a great way to create contrast and make your porch stand out.

Need help deciding on a material for your porch? Read our blog about the differences between limestone and sandstone.

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Elevate Your Landscaping

If you’re not looking to renovate or add onto your porch, elevating your landscaping can help make your property’s exterior the best on the block. By planning your landscaping around your porch, you can create a more inviting entrance to your home and leave a lasting first impression on all of your guests. Not only will the right foliage create a vibrant, welcoming ambiance, but it can also:

  • Increase your home security
  • Create a positive environmental impact
  • Produce pleasant smells 

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Add Custom Lighting

Keep your porch party going all night long! Custom porch lighting is a great way to extend your living space and entertain, even after the sun sets. Whether you want small lanterns that evoke a classic, Americana feel, or modern spotlights that highlight your elegant landscape work, these features will illuminate the best parts of your home exterior and create a warm atmosphere. Plus, porch lighting can deter burglars and keep your loved ones safe as they navigate stairs and pathways!

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Memphis Porch Design and Installation

No matter how you want to upgrade your porch, the team at Christie Cut Stone can help. Contact our team today and get the materials you need to make your Memphis home stand out from the rest of the neighborhood!


Posted by Michael Christie at 10:27 AM