Raised kitchen garden planters made the sloped front yard into a pretty and functional space. Redwood steps and gravel patches ease access between the beds. And the whole lovely scene can also be enjoyed from the shade of the porch.
A step outside the blue French doors leads to the front patio at this California beach home. White cushioned swivel chairs and a built-in corner bench surround the ground-level fire pit, and a large dining table with wire chairs creates an outdoor dining space. Plants border the yard, adding natural life and color.
A once-plain gray concrete walkway, step and porch floor has a stone-like appearance. The concrete was resurfaced by Concrete Craft, which used multiple colors to create a custom-blended stains designed to mimic the look of stone. Concrete Craft says the process is a low-maintanence, affordable alternative to natural stone.
With a 3,992-square-foot floor plan, three floors, and three bedrooms and two baths, this townhouse gives its owners plenty of room to stretch out. The first level can be treated as a guest space, while concrete steps lead to the main entrance pictured here.
The front of the home was reimagined with steps leading to a more pronounced portico. A stacked stone veneer dresses up the singled facade, while the addition of a carriage style garage door adds extra charm.
Red brick steps provide contrast to the bright white home exterior. The porch features a wood front door with a large window, and a blue-painted porch ceiling. Blue porch ceilings are a Southern tradition that supposedly help keep bugs away.
Modern lanterns and a large pendant brighten the exterior at night, ensuring that guests can safely ascend the front steps. At the same time, landscape lights showcase the yard's greenery like works of art in a gallery.
This Los Angeles-area home is loaded with Mediterranean charm, from its arched front entry to its wrought-iron balconies to its lush landscaping. Italian tile graces the front steps, adding a custom touch to the home's curb appeal.
This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired house is framed by the organic landscape and The Kenneth Cobonpue Yoda Easy Chairs in Bright Red serve up both style and comfort. When evening falls, recessed lights illuminate the front steps and exterior.