Create a Welcoming Front Door

You put a lot of work into making sure the inside of your house looks lovely — but what about the outside? A welcoming front porch can set a positive tone for anyone who comes to your door and can serve as a great introduction to your home. Here are a few quick, budget-friendly ways to give your front door a makeover.

Add Some Color. Does your doorway leave something to be desired? Painting your front door can bring a bold pop of color to your entryway! It’s easy to do yourself: Just remove or tape over the hardware, sand the surface, and put down a few coats of a fun color.

Go Greener. Nothing energizes a space like plants! Whether you favor more traditional planters on either side of the door, hanging plants, or even potted flowers on a table or stand, try bringing some greenery to your porch. It’s a good idea to think about how these plants will complement or contrast with your landscaping in the yard too.

Upgrade Your Doormat. Not only does a doormat protect the interior of your home from the wet or dirty feet of your guests, it can also lend some personality to your door. A “welcome” mat is classic, but there are plenty of funny, sweet, and creative mats you can choose to show your visitors what kind of home they’re about to enter.

Furnish It. Even if you don’t have a full porch, a little furniture in the front can make your home appear more welcoming, and of course, it can encourage you to spend some time out there! A rocking chair or bench can fit on or beside even the smallest of porches, whereas a larger porch might benefit from a table and chairs, or maybe a porch swing.

Don’t forget to dress up that furniture with some outdoor throw pillows, citronella candles (ambient and mosquito-repellant!), and maybe even some twinkle lights to brighten up evening relaxation.

What do you want people to see when they arrive at your home? Your front porch can be an easy weekend project to beautify your house’s exterior and help visitors and guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive at your home.

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Jim Passi
Regional Manager
NMLS# 158000

1284 West Northwest Hwy.
Palatine, IL 60067
Mobile: 847-899-1813
Email: jim.passi@alamedamortgage.com

My wife and I recently

My wife and I recently purchased our home in Joliet, and we used Jim Passi from CityWide Mortgage to get our mortgage. Throughout the entire time, from the first moment we called him to the closing day and beyond, Jim was just amazing. He answered all our questions, some repeatedly, with grace and compassion. He even worked with me while I was having a few temper tantrums on him.

Jim took the time to explain every detail of the process to us, because we have no clue about this process. We aren’t finance people. He is extremely patient with us on every question, and aspect of the mortgage process from preapproval all the way up and through the closing. He explained to us why he does things the way he does, versus the way other brokers do things, and they make complete sense.

We will and DO recommend Jim from CityWide Mortgage to everyone looking to purchase a home today or in the future. Jim is the best mortgage guy one can work with.

Thank you for all you did for us.

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Joliet, IL

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