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Plain Porch

Black shutters and planters added punch to the exterior, but it still needed more love.

"The front porch that we inherited with our home was bland and boring (and that's putting it nicely)," says Sherry Petersik, co-author of the popular blog, Young House Love. "It had a worn out wood floor and a totally deserted vibe."

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

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