4. Expand the Porch and Steps
Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Benjamin C.
This will make the entire house seem more modern. A tiny front porch on a larger home looks out of place and lacks presence. Be sure to modify stairs that are incredibly steep and narrow by making them wider in both length and width. Use modern materials, like stamped concrete, granite, slate or tile for the front of the risers, which are noticeable from the street.