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Fresh And Cheerful Porch

Lush ferns, pretty planters and simple wood furniture bring this exterior to life.

"We did our best to lighten things up and add a more welcoming vibe by painting the floor—in subtle cream and tan stripes—and creating a seating area for a lot more function and warmth," says Sherry Petersik, co-author of the popular blog, Young House Love. "We even added a little dog corner for our beloved pooch, Burger."

See the "before" photo, plus the entire home makeover gallery.

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