You’ll love this front porch makeover!

The front porch is an American icon. They were used for sleeping quarters and socializing for centuries and still to this day provide a great place to chat with neighbors and enjoy your surroundings.

A front porch can completely change the look of a home, especially a manufactured home. A typical factory built home is rectangular with only a small amount of architectural detail so adding porches and decks to the home is a great way to add interest. The additional outdoor living space is great too!

See 9 Great Manufactured Home Porch Ideas

Porches are one of the first things that a visitor notices about your home so it should have great curb appeal. Unfortunately, a porch is a fairly expensive home project but there are ways to save money. The DIY Network has a great article on how to add instant curb appeal for less than $100 here. If you have an outdated porch design you can update the look  with simple DIY projects that will save a lot of money. Giving your front porch a new look doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars!

This Affordable Front Porch Makeover is Proof! 

The home below had a traditional porch design with spindles and gingerbread-like details. It’s a great design that looks good on any home but  the owner wanted to go with a more modern style. He kept the main porch structure  intact using simple construction techniques to achieve an affordable front porch makeover and the end result is fabulous!

By re-using the original spindled columns and simply covering them to create a square column, the owner was able to save money and time. He also saved money by building and painting his own railing.

This is a true DIY project that uses ingenuity and creativity to achieve the desired result. The owner was kind enough to take lots of photos and write a bit about the process and post it to Imgur, where I found it.


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Hello! I'm Crystal, the creator of Mobile Home Living and I appreciate you stopping by! I hope MHL is an inspiring and informative resource for you! Please consider letting me feature your remodels, room makeovers, and home improvement projects. There's not enough inspiration available for manufactured homeowners and I want to change that. Thanks!

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